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#19 REHABS & HOMELESS—
WOMAN TURNS PRO TENNIS PLAYER
America Recovers Podcast
HOSTED BY BRAD LAMM, AND MCKENZIE PHILLIPS
Erika Sandor-Zur went from high school tennis star to drug addict within hours of having her first hit of crack. Chronicling her journey in and out of 19 rehabs and homelessness, Erika shares her graphic recovery story.
EPISODE 28: ERIKA SANDOR-ZUR
40,000 Steps Radio
HOSTED BY CHARLIE SMITH
One hit of crack at age 17, and went from the top-ranked girls tennis player in northeastern Ohio to 20 years of sheer, unadulterated hell…
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND WITH ERIKA SANDOR-ZUR
"What Are You Made Of?" Podcast
HOSTED BY MIKE C-ROC CIORROCCO
Erika Sandor-Zur is a professional athlete living out her dream of playing tennis on the WTA professional tour. After 20 years of living the life of a homeless street hustler, prostituting, scamming, manipulating, getting abused, shot at, and left in a ditch for dead, Erika turned her life around and is now living a mission to pursue her goals and share her story to inspire people to never give up on themselves 👌
“EXTREME HOPE” WITH PRO TENNIS PLAYER ERIKA SANDOR-ZUR
The Recovering Reality Podcast
HOSTED BY ERIK FREDERICKSON
Draw some hope as Recovery Coach Erik Frederickson has Pro Tennis Player Erika Sandor-Zur share her experience, strength, and hope on this episode.
E1 - ERIKA SANDOR-ZUR
The Comeback Podcast
HOSTED BY Rise With Reb
Erika was a homeless drug addict at the height of her illness. She had lost her kids and was consumed by her addiction doing things that no person would do unless under the influence of this terrible disease. But as Erika says no matter how far down we go we can always recover and that's what she did to the extreme! Landing herself on the US Pro Tennis Tour at the age of 42. This is her story.
EPISODE 13 ERIKA SANDOR-ZUR
Overcome Outloud with Charlie Smith Podcast
HOSTED BY CHARLIE SMITH
Overcome Outloud Charlie sits down with Erika Sandor-Zur who shares her deeply moving story of overcoming addiction, her eating disorder and living on the streets to becoming a professional tennis player. Erika leaves nothing to the imagination in describing her spiral into a lonely life of drugs, alcohol and using her body to feed her addiction. Listen as she shares the amazing journey of finding sobriety, dealing with her past and embracing her future. On her healing path she will meet Nick Bollettieri to find herself once again competing in a sport she had left behind so many years ago. She is committed to her personal growth and thrives as a mother, wife, and athlete. You will not want to miss one word of this episode.
WHEN YOU THINK ALL IS LOST!
(Erika's Story) Tournament Talk S2 Ep1
Rip It Tennis
HOSTED BY MARISA JOHNSON
From being homeless and drug addicted to living the dream of a tennis pro! This podcast shares the amazing story of Erika Sandor-Zur. You can follow her journey more closely on IG @erikasandorzur If you've hit rock bottom, you can come out of it. Here is the proof!
FROM HOMELESS CRACK ADDICT TO TENNIS PRO AT 41
Recovery Today Magazine
ISSUE 62 JANUARY 2019
Normally, for this section, we don’t interview but after we read the story you’ll read below, you’ll see why we had to. The first question we had was “Is this true?” Yea, it’s true.
Warning: This is a “Tragedy to Triumph” story, but the tragedy part is graphic, and if you have a daughter, it will break your heart. The Triumph part is… miraculous and shows, well it shows many things, one of which is it’s never too late to pursue your dream. Let God know what you want, no matter how outlandish and then pursue it.
- Interview by Rob Hannley, Editor in Chief, Recovery Today Magazine
‘I called him from a crackhouse. ‘I don’t know you very well, but if you don’t come for me, I’m going to die here.’: Woman overcomes lifelong battle with addiction, ‘I finally found how to love myself’
Love What Matters
EDITED BY SOPHIA SAN FILIPPO
Disclaimer: This story includes details of sexual abuse and may be triggering to some.
“This disease does not discriminate. I had a wonderful childhood growing up. My mother had a sip of non-alcoholic White Zinfandel, and she says she thinks she feels it. I say, ‘Mommy, there is no alcohol in it!’
Looking back now, I can see how my behavior showed signs that I had more than just an addiction I would have to tackle at some point in my life. I always had to be the center of attention. I fed off of people, always seeking their approval. I had no idea that confidence had to come from within...
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