Heather Hardy has never lost a professional fight, but she knows what it’s like to get knocked down.
When Superstorm Sandy hit New York in October, she was still recovering from losing her home in a fire a few months earlier. She and her daughter were living with her parents in southeast Brooklyn, where they watched the floodwaters swell to 7 feet.
“I’ve had my share of struggles throughout the years,” Hardy says. “But rather than use them as an excuse … they have propelled me and motivated me to go on to bigger and better things.”