Hi, I'm Laura Mangum Broome
Founder of iCope2Hope: From Hardship to Hope
I am a mother, identical twin, entrepreneur, resilience coach, author, and speaker. Over the past 30 years, I have been a military spouse, military mom, step mom, adoptive mom, caregiver, and volunteer. Most importantly, I am an overcomer.
From 2015 through 2016, I overcame breast cancer and the loss of my teenage son to suicide during my double mastectomy. My world was turned upside down. Then, after my chemo treatments ended, I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) which lowered my heart function to a 25% Ejection Fraction, a normal EF is above 50%. I grieved the loss of my son and the loss of my health.
Fast forward to the first half of 2020 when my world was turned upside down again. Our father passed away unexpectedly in February, two months later I had a heart transplant, and in June my husband chose to end our marriage of 27 years for his two-year relationship with another woman. To say I was devastated would be an understatement. My grief ran deep once again.
It was through these hardships that God reminded me how He takes care of His beloved children in times of deep pain and suffering. He provided, and continues to provide, all my needs through family and friends who support me and love me. God has a plan and a purpose for my new life. I trust Him completely because of how He stayed by my side through my previous adversities.
I am passionate to teach others these same resilience skills to overcome adversity and flourish in life.
This proven framework will empower you to improve decision making, persevere through challenges, and regain control of your life.
You will be able to apply this framework to any adversity you face.
You can transform hardship to hope and flourish in life! I'm living proof!Work With Me
Mentor to Foster Youth
I mentor youth who are either preparing to age out of foster care or who are a foster care alum
THRU Project's Mission is to help foster youth overcome the challenges of growing up in the foster care system by providing guidance, support and advocacy in order to prepare them for life after foster care. Fostering HOPE after foster care.
I'm also proud to be a 250 Watt Sponsor for the 2021 Light the Way: THRU to Success, a Fashion Show to benefit THRU Project and Dress for Success-San Antonio.
Co-Author of a #1 International Best Selling Book
Fiercely Faithful: Be Inspired, Find True Purpose, and Live a Miraculous Life! is an amazing anthology of testimonies of fourteen authors sharing a time when their faith was tested through hardships and God renewed their faith.
Laura believed that God was about to help her through the most difficult time of her life, her heart transplant but there were even more challenges ahead. In her chapter God's Plan For Growth Through Adversity, Laura shares how God renewed her trust in Him as she transformed her hardship into hope.
Hunt the good stuff, find the humor, keep positive, and focus on your blessings. God will bring good out of every situation!
Laura Mangum Broome
My Beloved Sons
Top Left: Grigory and Justin at Army National Guard Basic Training 2014
Top Right: Justin and Laura, Mother's Day weekend May 2020, two weeks after heart transplant surgery (can you see my scar?)
Bottom Left: Justin, my father Lewis (passed away Feb 2020), and Grigory (passed away March 2016) at their Army National Guard swearing in ceremony 2014
Bottom Right: Grigory, Laura, and Justin in church members picture 2008
The Mangum Family
2014 Mangum Family Thanksgiving
Grigory (passed March 2016) and Pawpaw Lewis (passed Feb 2020) are in front row, third and fourth from left
The Mangum Siblings
Laura, Larry, and Lucy