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Episode 24: Nothing Is Impossible

Nancy ONancy O is an American best-selling author, a TV presenter, radio announcer, a business owner and an entrepreneur. She’s also a passionate domestic violence advocate and a cancer survivor. Nancy is a woman with a mission, and she is on fire. She is unstoppable!

Her life has been an unbelievably epic journey, and the paths are laden with pain, heartache and obstacles at every turn.

She was an innocent young country girl who dared to move to the big city to pursue her dreams. There she was lured and gang raped by a pack of soldiers who then threw her severely injured body out on the street. She was lucky to stay alive.

Later on, she was a victim of domestic violence. She was beaten, locked in the closet for days and almost died from rat poisoning. Her children were taken away from her, and she was left homeless. She moved to America where she was a foreigner, barely spoke a word of English, broke, homeless and lived on the streets.

Despite her circumstance she defined the odds and achieved the impossible.

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Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 23: Unstoppable

Jimmy ThaiHe is one of a kind! Fearless and unstoppable and relentlessly pursuing his dream, he refused to allow anything to stand in his way even at the risk of losing his own life.

After the fall of Saigon hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese desperately tried to get out of the country, running away from the madness and chaos that took over. Unfortunately countless people were shot and killed on their very first attempt. Numerous more lives were taken by the sea or by heartless fishermen turned into pirates.

Jimmy Thai did not attempt to leave until a decade later. But once he set his mind to it there was no turning back. His escape journey was horrific and heartbreaking. It took 15 attempts before he made it out alive and the cost was unimaginable. His brother was shot and killed. He was hunted like an animal and was captured, tortured and sent to labour camp.

Decades later Jimmy returns to the very country that almost took his life to build schools and serve the underprivileged. He is an amazing individual, one of a kind!

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Music Credits

Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 13: Everybody Matters to God

Geoff FreindThere are thousands of churches and pastors around the world preaching God’s messages, but unfortunately not many walk their talk.

I have great admiration for people like Major Geoff Freind and my wonderful friend Dennis Perry. They truly are walking in God’s footsteps. They dedicated their lives to feeding the homeless, caring for the sick and giving hope to the forgotten.

Major Geoff Freind has been spending over 34 years of his life offering emotional and spiritual support for thousands in need and helping them find a meaning in life.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 10: Do You Believe in Miracles?

Dennis PerryDo you believe in miracles? I do after interviewing this amazing man.

First disease tried to kill him and it didn’t succeed. Man had a go and failed miserably. Mother nature gave it her best shot and she failed too.

He was pronounced clinically dead three times and three times he beat the odds.

Dennis is a philanthropist and a humanitarian. He has been spending more than 14 years working and saving thousands of underprivileged people in PNG.

After listening to Dennis’ story I absolutely have no doubt that miracles do happen. He’s living proof. What an incredible human being! His story will blow you away.

As always I welcome your feedback. Please post your comments online or drop me a line at julia@theuglydaughter.com. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 7: She Believed She Could, So She Did

Chantelle BaxterSierra Leone. A former UK colony in West Africa ravaged by civil war. A place where a girl is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to go to high school. Let that sink in for a second…

A trip to Sierra Leone changed Chantelle Baxter‘s life. She came back to Australia looking for some volunteer work. And since no charity organisation would employ her she started her own. She was 23. That charity is OneGirl and their mission is to educate girls because little girls with dreams become women with vision.

In today’s episode I’m talking to Chantelle about her life-changing trip, her journey with OneGirl from their humble beginnings selling chocolate bars to raising millions of dollars, and about her plans for the future.

I am truly inspired by Chantelle. I hope she’ll inspire you, too.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons