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Hilary Williams Talks About Her book Sign of Life and Her Guilty Pleasure

Imagine getting a second chance at life, how would you use the rare opportunity? It’s something that doesn’t come along for too many people, but it did for Hilary Williams. Hilary’s the author of Sign of Life, a new memoir in which she shares the harrowing tale of her near-death experience after a near-fatal car crash with her sister on the way to their maternal grandfather’s funeral. Hilary rose from the rubble of that wreck to undergo 23 surgeries to repair her broken body. Told she’d be in a wheelchair or on a cane the rest of her life, Hilary refused to let that be her fate. Today, she’s working on building her music career (Download Hilary’s single Sign of Life from iTunes).

The story will give you goosebumps, and you’ll laugh and cry along with this endearing young woman as she regains her life. While her story is a rare one few people will identify with, it is a human story of strength, resilience and perseverance that all of us should identify with.

In our new series “Fit in Five,” Hilary answers five questions.


Was it a therapeutic experience to share your story?

“It was good for me to get it out on paper and then move on.”

What motivated you to keep with it and persevere?

“I didn’t want to be stuck in a wheel chair the rest of my life. I wanted to sing and get back on the stage. I just kept that in mind.”

Favorite healthy food?

Protein shakes – chocolate powder, kale, and fruit. “You can’t taste it when you mix with the fruit.” And almond butter.

Favorite guilty pleasure?

“Pizza. Jet’s Pizza in Nashville, really deep dish and really fattening.” She likes cheese and pepperoni or vegetable.

Favorite Hank Williams, Jr. song to workout to?

“Gosh, all of his songs are great!” Feelin’ Better or Blues Man would be her picks.

Winner “SRUBIN” selected 4/1/11

Win a copy of Sign of Life! Leave a comment telling us how you’ve persevered through your toughest struggle. We’ll choose one winner March 31, 2011.

DISCLAIMER: Only residents of the U.S. are eligible to win. will draw one winner March 31, 2011 and will notify winner via the email used in the comment form. Winner has five business days to respond and claim prize or forfeit prize. is not responsible for lost or stolen packages, nor failed shipments due to user providing incorrect address. may replace the prize with one of equal value if prize is not available. Prize value is $24.00; not redeemable for cash.

February 28th, 2011

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Overcoming any struggles requires being proactive. In my case, health struggles led to learning a lot about my own body and then working with a holistic MD to heal.

posted Mar 9th, 2011 1:11 am


i have had to overcome many challenges. at one point my muscles atrophied. the dr's said i'd never regain use of my hands. i couldn't hold a pen without crying. i have gotten past that. i still have lots of health issues but i'm doing better than i did 20 years ago. if i listened to the dr. i'd still be in bed most of the time. i was a single mom to my son while this was going on. being a single parent is a challenge but imagine doing it when you can barely dress yourself! i'd love to read her uplifting, supportive book.

posted Mar 9th, 2011 12:11 am


***WINNNER*** December 2007 I started my fitness and health Journey. I was weighing 420 pounds and at 37 years old could not live the life I wanted to. Long story and many trails later I am now 180 pounds, no longer needing the 8 medicines I was put on and survived not only a divorce and a career loss and having to move in the same year but have now become a personal trainer and nutrition counselor to inspire others the way I was inspired to take back your life and achieve what you were meant to achieve. I remember hearing Hilary's story on the news when the accident happened and will love to hear her comeback to life from this.

posted Feb 28th, 2011 1:42 pm


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