“Please help me. My daddy killed me with a knife and I’m gone. Can you please send the army men or the ambulance? I woke up suddenly, uh, my dad he was killing my mom. And then my dad told me to go on the other bed. And then he was like, ‘You’re next’, and then he killed me. And I was still alive. I kind of survived.” – Anthony’s 911 call.
He was 8 years old at the time.
His father brutally murdered his mother. He stabbed Anthony six times in the chest and face. He then left the house not knowing that his son was still alive. Anthony had a punctured liver and was bleeding profusely when he made that 911 call.
Today Anthony is a grown man and an aspiring musician. And after all the pain and suffering he’s been through, this exceptional and courageous young man still finds it in his heart to forgive and love the man that tore his life part.
“Every time I would think of my dad, I would think of hate,” Anthony said. “The only way I could find peace and love within myself was to forgive my father.”
Anthony is sharing his story with us today hoping to inspire and show us that it is possible to leave our past behind, forgive the unforgivable and move on with our lives.
Today I’m interviewing an exceptional young entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of 15.
He’s full of dreams, enthusiasm and big ideas and works unbelievably hard towards his goals. He also has great mentors and peers to support his journey. Keep an eye on him, I have no doubt he will become successful.
I love talking to young and ambitious people. They give me that incredible feeling and urge to go out there and chase my dreams. I can’t wait to see this young man achieving all his dreams and set a great example for all of us to follow.
The clock is ticking Reiss :)
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Sierra 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.
Married young. Divorced. Married again. Abandoned. Bankrupt. And that’s just the beginning…
Megan’s story is about survival, resilience and a wonderful human spirit.
She has a heart of gold. She had gone through 2 broken marriages. She raised six children on her own. She was left with a huge debt and went through bankruptcy. She quit her job and literally turned rubbish into great treasures. She now helps and feeds hundreds of underprivileged people in PNG by teaching them how to weave purses, handbags, bracelets out of rubbish.