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Why I Do What I Do

Welcome, my name is Donna DiSalvo.  Most folks call me Donna Carol.  I was born and raised in Mississippi.  I presently live on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast.  I was married to the love of my life, Butch DiSalvo, for almost 30 years, and we have a beautiful daughter.  I am that woman who struggled with:

  • Fear of aging

  • I can't have it all

  • Last on the list when it comes to self-care

  • Weight on my shoulders to be everything for everyone

  • Doing it all myself

  • Keeping it all together

  • Filled with self-doubt

  • My own worst critic

  • Keeping it all together

The secret is out; I feel you if you struggle with these or other things. The struggle is real and never goes away.TODAY is a new day and I am here to tell you there is so much more  Ready for the journey?

In February 2019, my life took an unexpected turn, impacting me mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially. On my way home from a business presentation, I received a text message from my husband that simply said, "HELP." Panic set in as I desperately tried to reach him, only to hear his gasping voice whispering for help. The drive home felt endless as a whirlwind of emotions consumed me.


After a week in the hospital, my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 COPD and Emphysema, leaving him reliant on treatments, medication, and oxygen. It was then that I started pondering our family's future, grappling with the what-ifs that haunted my thoughts. What if I lost him? How could I carry on? How could I raise our daughter alone and secure her future?


Although I'd always dreamed of starting my own business, I had convinced myself that traditional employment was the only path to financial security. However, an inner voice urged me to explore new possibilities. My search led me to investigate various direct marketing companies, with LimeLife catching my attention due to its vision, mission, and compensation plan.

Despite my initial doubts about my makeup skills and age, I decided to take a chance.  One day, a close friend, also using LimeLife products, surprised me by joining the company. I realized it was time to follow my intuition, and I said, "Send me your link; I'm joining you today." That marked the beginning of my journey with LimeLife.


Initially, I joined to support my family, but it has evolved into much more. I discovered others like me seeking additional income, friendships, and confidence. Today, I lead an executive team in one of the fastest-growing direct marketing companies, empowering women to feel good inside and out and helping them achieve their dreams on their own terms.


Despite my newfound purpose and success, what seemed to be forever ago is a constant yesterday in my mind. My husband lost his battle with this horrible disease in the summer of 2023. The love of my life was taken from me way too soon. Still today, I can remember his words to me in 2019 when I told him of my plans to become a beauty guide with LimeLife - "I'm your biggest supporter, and if anyone can do this, DC, you can. Go for it!" His unwavering belief in me serves as a constant source of strength and motivation, guiding me through this new chapter.


"We are not a direct-selling brand that decided to go into beauty. We are, first and foremost, 60 years of expertise in the professional beauty industry. There is a difference." - Michele Gay, Co-founder.

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