Amy Herrig is the epitome of ‘beating the odds.’ Today, her life is great; she’s happily married, enjoys football, reading, and cooking gourmet meals for her family. But it wasn’t always this way. Since her teens, Amy has battled addictions, fought a 4-year lawsuit with the government that threatened to take everything she had–including her freedom–and triumphed over breast cancer. Amy emerged with a new outlook of gratitude and humility that has transformed her life.
In her memoir No More Dodging Bullets, Herrig recounts her struggle with heroin addiction during her teenage years and, as an adult, an addiction to money. She and her father were the successful owners of a number of businesses, raking in the profits and enjoying all that it could buy when the government slapped them with a lawsuit that threatened to strip them of everything, including their freedom. During that four-year battle, she was served with another notice: she had breast cancer.
Her struggles, she says, have served to provide her with a new perspective and have deepened her faith. “All the bullets I’ve dodged and all the things that have happened made me realize how lucky I am to be alive,” she says.
Today, Herrig volunteers regularly and has founded the nonprofit, Hopeful Tuesdays, to assist the homeless in her community. She and her family enjoy spending time in Alaska, helping to run the family business there and spending time hiking and fishing. A self-professed foodie, she’s frequently hosting dinner parties and delving into meaningful conversations with her close circle of friends.
Amy Herrig is a mother, wife, business owner, and lifelong Texan. She currently resides in Dallas with her family, but she also enjoys spending time in remote Alaska, helping run the family business there. She loves spending time in the outdoors, hiking and fishing, and she is a self-professed “foodie” who enjoys cooking with her family and hosting dinner parties for friends. Amy’s family and friends are her top priority–her teenage twins are her world, and since she is an only child, many of her friends are like family. Amy is married to the love of her life, Dan, and they enjoy family time, traveling, and having date nights in their kitchen cooking together.