Yes, I had a c section with my 1st and a successful VBAC with my second.
I had an epidural with my 1st baby which I believe contributed to my c section as I couldn't move around, which I believe helped to stop my labour. I had a section due to failure to progress - I got to 5cm. With my second, I decided to avoid an epidural and keep moving around. I think this helped my labour progress. The labour and birth took about 8 hours.
Obviously not all sections can be avoided, but I think there are things you can do to reduce the risk and a VBAC is possible.