Yes, that is the lady. I would definitely watch the TED video before reading the book(it is kind of dry in the science parts) since I think her talk gives you a good understanding. Then, when you read the book, it is not hitting you with all these disparate details without a context to fit them into.
I don't know if she considers herself CURED, but she has radically improved her health, that's for sure. No more wheelchair, she can ride her bike, and walk, and THINK. And of course, big reduction in pain.