SPEAKER.

AUTHOR.

SURVIVOR

Ella Dorner is a Motivational Speaker, Millennial Business Owner, and overall happy human. As a 26 year-old Amnesiac, she shares her compelling story of survival, comeback, and triumph after a horrific traumatic brain injury at the age of 15.

 

Though her story is heart wrenching... Ella is hilarious. She has learned to value humor and promotes this through her message, “laughter is an emotional superpower”. 

 Ret·ro·grade  Am·ne·si·a ​

(ret'rō-grād am-nē'zē-ă)

Noun

 1. Total or partial memory loss. Consequently, the individual is often unable to get his/her memories back or recall past events.

 

Synonyms: oblivion, helpless, paralyzed

“Ella Dorner has Retrograde Amnesia and does not remember you.” 

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WHAT HAPPENED TO HER


Entering the tenth grade, Ella suffered a traumatic brain injury and forgot her life. At 15, she was learning the world around her as if she was six months old. 

She had to re-learn her ABC's, she had to learn to add and subtract again, she didn't even know her own family. As she and her wonderful family worked through the process of re-learning... Ella lived in a tent that was pitched in her bedroom; enough room to move around and for her to feel safe. 

Every time she woke, she saw the note on her tent wall that said, "The blonde woman is your mother... and she loves you very much."  

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CONTACT

ELLA DORNER


(612) 470-9080


info@ella.events