Coach, Author, Speaker, Advocate, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Survivor
Raised in Northern Virginia, Terran Lamp is a medical miracle with an inspiring journey to share. Today she combines her passions of healthcare advocacy, sales and fitness to serve and help others reach their goals!
The daughter of a 17 year old single mother, Terran was admitted into University of Virginia Newborn Special Care at 3 weeks old and her story of survival began. She was released 3 months later with a final diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure, Congenital Heart Disease, VSD, Dextracardia, Questionable ASD, Congenital Renal Disease and Post Sepsis and Pneumonia. By age 4 she had made it through 2 open heart surgeries, gone into complete heart block, been diagnosed with two holes in her heart, received an implanted pacemaker and learned she only had one kidney. While most kids were busy learning to read books, Terran’s grade school years were spent in the hospital learning to read EKG’s. Following her many years of surgeries and monitoring, at age 10 Terran was once again fighting for her life and diagnosed with a dermoid brain tumor. At age 41, another devastating blow took Terran by surprise when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer. In June 2016, Terran underwent a double mastectomy.
Realizing life’s moments are precious, Terran has become the creator of her own destiny. She has taken her medical conditions and her own struggles with confidence as a way to motivate others. Terran’s story is all she has ever known and she is a Keynote Speaker sharing her journey as a way for others to see hope and realize that they are not their circumstances. Terran has shared her experiences with at risk youth, ex-offenders, high school students, at health fairs and has been the patient keynote speaker for the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in Beverly Hills. Her message is clear: Strive and Thrive! Live with No Excuses and Find Your Purpose! She also serves in the area of Health and Fitness and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Terran is starting the Terran L Lamp Foundation with the mission to educate, create awareness and promote prevention in the area of heart health & breast cancer empowering both men & women. The foundation will give confidence to those individuals with one of these or multiple conditions encouraging them to Survive and Thrive to be most incredible YOU!
An active member of the community, Terran is also a National WomenHeart Champion, an Ambassador for the American Heart Association and the Adult Congenital Heart Association and a mentor for breast cancer patients and survivors! A biracial female and big sister in a blended family, Terran has been fortunate to be born with the inherent ability to adapt to many cultures and backgrounds. She is on the board of a Media Non-Profit Organization and plans to continue to stay in Corporate America while building her brand and maintaining community support. Terran hopes that all of her endeavors will encourage us all to be the best we can be in all areas of our lives.