Atlanta, GA- In the eyes of those she has helped nurse back to health, nurse Gail Trauco is a true angel. Trauco doesn’t see it that way, though. She credits the angels on her shoulders who are taking care of her. These angels are what led her to become an oncology-certified nurse. She has met many people with cancer who had no cure and lived out their last days in cancer wards.
She has a natural psychic ability that has significantly helped these patients during their time of need. Combining her natural abilities and medical training has allowed her to join the medical field. She has brought the world of mind-body-spirit healing in addition to physical treatments. This combination has caused her to be one of the country’s most sought-after grief mediators and psychic mediums.
Trauco discovered her psychic abilities when she was just a child in Foggy Bottom, NC. That was the farm where her grandparents raised her. The first spirit she ever saw was that of her great-grandfather, and she claims, “I almost dropped my slop bucket the first time I encountered my great-grandpa because I recognized him from photos and knew that he was dead.”
She would encounter Cornelius “Pa” Hagwood, her great-grandfather, in the mornings before school while feeding the family livestock. She states that “Pa” would wait at the hog pen for her every morning. He would walk her across their property from the cornfields to the stables. He also taught her to pull fodder from the cornstalks and care for the animals.
Nurse Trauco Encountered Other Spirits As A Child
Aside from “Pa,” Trauco would also encounter a jolly little spirit named Bonnie Blue Hagwood at the community Baptist church cemetery. Bonnie was a little girl who passed away when she was four, and she and Trauco would run and play together. Her great-grandfather also taught Trauco always trust her gut, and this advice, coupled with her “God-given psychic abilities,” helped guide her life out of poverty.
It also helped her survive her years as a young girl since she was constantly bullied and abused by other children. She was ridiculed and considered an outcast because she had to wear dresses made of feed sacks, was overweight, and had special psychic abilities that no one else had or could understand.
Trauco’s sympathy and love for her fellow humans- even those no longer living- motivated her to volunteer at the emergency room of Wake Medical Center as a candy striper in her teenage years. Out of high school, she got accepted into the nursing program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. After completing the program, Duke University Cancer Center in Durham, NC, hired her. She worked under Dr. Hilliard Siegler, the Chief of Surgical Oncology.
Trauco realized she could use her extraordinary natural ability to heal to give cancer patients and their families solace. Her amazing gift followed her from operating to recovery rooms, allowing her to care for the patients in a whole new and phenomenal way. Trauco’s extraordinary work at the famed Duke Cancer Center led her to a better job with Glaxo Inc.
Her Weight Went Up As She Succeeded In Her Career
Glaxo is a research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company that develops disease-fighting medications. The company hired her as a Clinical Research Associate, and she moved up quickly there. Unfortunately, when she was moving up in her profession, her weight was moving up just as quickly.
When she left Glaxo Inc in 1992 to work for Dow Corning, she weighed about 220lbs, with a height of about 5’5”, and by the time she left Down Corning in 1996, she was over 300lbs. Trauco moved from North Carolina to Atlanta, GA, in May 1998 and decided to start working for herself. She started her own contract research organization company called Peachtree Clinical Research.
This full-service facility organized and managed clinical trials for biotech, device, and pharmaceutical companies. By the end of 2001, her company made about $1 million a year pre-tax, had about twenty independent contractors and had five full-time employees. Around this time in her life, however, her weight went up to about 350 lbs. Her weight crept up 50 lbs in a matter of two years.
She was giving all her time and energy to helping and caring for others, and lost focus on her health needs. She bought and renovated a farm in Fayetteville, GA, taking up most of her time and keeping her busy. The farm housed her new office and served as a place to keep her horses. Aside from caring for the new office, she was constantly overseeing and taking care of her secretaries, project managers, regulatory assistants, and her oldest son, who went to work with her.
Trauco’s Work Spoke For Itself
Due to his having gastroparesis, he has to have a feeding tube on him at all times. His condition caused Trauco to have to take extra care of him. She spent the remainder of her free time using her psychic abilities to channel spirits for her clients. She would use these Spirits to answer their questions and help them with unresolved spiritual issues. Trauco did this solely out of compassion, never requesting payment.
The President of ERG Clinical Consulting, Inc, Edward R Gehrke, knows firsthand the comfort Trauco’s unique ability provides. Gehrke’s wife died from breast cancer, leaving him and two sons behind. A few years later, Steven, the younger of the two, committed suicide. He was very close to his mother, and her death deeply affected him. This period was tough in Gehrke’s life, but Trauco brought him peace and solace.
“Through Gail Trauco’s unique gift, we now know that Steven is safe and happy on the other side,” says Gehrke. He doesn’t doubt even for a second that Trauco made contact with Steven, and she provided information to Gehrke that only Steven would have known. She also identified items that had a special connection to him.
Due to Trauco’s unique ability to relay messages from Steven to Gehrke, he could accept that his son’s death was a personal choice and that nobody was to blame. This knowledge comforted him and helped heal the pain he had been suffering. “People who seek help during the grieving process can cope,” he says. “Those who internalize their feelings suffer health-wise.”
Her Business Failed As She Helped People With Their Grief
Sadly, while Trauco was busy providing comfort from personal problems to those around her, her business and health began to suffer. In 2001, two biotech companies defaulted on their contracts, which was a significant hit to her company. She had no choice but to lay off all of her employees. Since her business collapse became highly publicized, she lost almost everything she owned. She lost four houses, her car, and even her husband in an ugly divorce.
“Nothing remained except my kids, dogs, and horses,” she said. This extra stress caused even more weight gain, and she weighed about 400 lbs by now. She states that in her head, she could only see a headline that read ‘Fat White Trash CEO… Walked Over by Corporate America.’ “At the time of my maximum weight, everything in life crumbled around me. I was a size 28 and couldn’t bend over to tie my shoes. I had to sit at the end of the table.
Hospital operating rooms couldn’t find scrubs to fit me,” she recalls. That all changed one day when one of her angels, “Spirit,” tapped her shoulder. Spirit guided Trauco to Louisville, KY, where she was the first person in the Southeastern part of the country to have lap band placement surgery, which was highly controversial at the time.
Medical professionals approved the procedure in June 2001, and she had it done in November, five months later. This procedure was made possible for Trauco because she consented to have the surgery recorded. Norton Hospital wanted to record the surgery to use the footage to promote this new procedure.
Trauco Realized She Needed To Focus On Her Health
Spirit made her realize that caring for herself and her health needed to be her primary concern, especially after spending years caring for and comforting patients and clients. “Spirit has a way of guiding you down a different path,” she said. Trauco would use the strength that her spiritual angels gave her, and she would pray nonstop. Because of this, she decided to start adding some exercise into her life.
She began moderately exercising by walking her horses, and when she could bring her weight down to about 250 lbs, she decided to start riding the horses. During the following two years, she managed to lose about 100 lbs. She lost a total of 240 lbs over a 7 to 8-year period. She says of the experience, “Following Spirit down the road to personal weight loss and healing has taken me in a different direction—one to help others heal.
Weight loss has heightened my awareness of cellular health and physiology, which is essential to being an accurate medium. In today’s stressful times, people consult psychics if their lives are troubled, and they cannot navigate a path to the future because they remain locked in the pain of the past. I am not one of those soothsayers who gazes into a crystal ball, and I help clients see the light at the end of the tunnel,” says Trauco.
Due to the high demand, she began offering various services, such as Hypnotherapy and Spirit Trac. These services help her clients reach their weight loss goals, assist them in healing anxiety and depression, and allow them to overcome traumatic life events. For a similar story, read my article Hospital Nurse Kept Seeing Spirits On Ward So Decided To Quit And Answer Her Calling As A Psychic Medium.