Category: Podcast

🎧 Two Time Cancer Survivor Sean Swarner Redefines Impossible

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At the time, it seemed a pretty lofty goal; to climb out of the hospital bed and crawl eight feet to the bathroom. A simple task by most standards, but not when you have life-ending cancer. Compare that moment to being just eight feet from the summit of Mount Everest. In contrast, the eight feet to […]

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🎧 Jacque Hawk is Taking on the System to Combat Homelessness

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There are far too many cities and towns struggling with homelessness, with no easy answers on how to fix the problem. It is a growing crisis largely being ignored by local municipalities and government as a whole. As an example, in the state of Georgia, the Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that well over […]

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🎧 Domestic Violence Turned Her Life Purpose into Wings of Courage, Meet Shayna Qualls

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“What if this woman who was beaten by her boyfriend and put in ICU for 3 days was your mother? Well guess what? She is my mother,her name is Cathy. I watched my mother get beat on and belittled my whole childhood. Every man I saw her with after she and my father divorced when […]

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🎧 Two Paths of Life and Death, Leslee Schneider & Brittany Griffith Form Life Mission

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The birth of a child is one of life’s greatest experiences; the emotional and lasting impact has consequences that will last a lifetime and beyond. When that birth becomes compromised with a life-threatening birth defect, your world is immediately forced into a tailspin of unimaginable emotions. This is a story of two lives on two […]

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🎧 Human Trafficking Almost Killed Her, Norma Bastidas Fights Back

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“I cannot be called brave and courageous until I do the hardest thing, which is to acknowledge publicly that I am a survivor of sexual human trafficking.” And with that, Norma Bastidas changed everything. Growing up in the community of Sinaloa, Mexico; violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking are a way of life, as the cartels run […]

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🎧 Death, Isolation, Despair… Lisa Williams Discovers A Reason To Live

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When things go bad, it is often difficult to know you’ve reached the lowest point of the plummet. Sometimes you have to brace yourself for what comes next… Lisa Williams was at the lowest point of her life – so she thought. She was in the hospital surrounded by family as they disconnected the defibrillator from her […]

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🎧 A Life Changing Accident Changes Everything; Jim McCay & The Power of Positive Thinking

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“We’ve been fighting this battle to get ahead of this infection to stop the spread, we hate to tell you, the outcome is not good,” explained the doctors. The news was anything but good. This was not the December holiday surprise Jim McCay was expecting. How could a small misstep one evening, at the end […]

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🎧 An Abusive Childhood Turned Victim Advocate, Meet Dr. Greg Williams

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A life of trauma and tragedy transformed into a warrior against sexual abuse and violence; a beacon for truth, hope and knowledge. Dr. Gregory Williams is a most unusual man. Most anyone would run and hide from the sheer embarrassment of a tortured childhood – from the hands of a father completely out-of-control. He remembers […]

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🎧 Timothy Payne “Losing My Legs Changed My Life Forever”

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He was on a mission in one of the most hostile areas on the planet, in Southern Afghanistan; a place also known as “The Devils Playground”. He knew something wasn’t quite right. He blamed himself for the death of the enemy. He questioned his decisions of leadership that placed him in the wrong spot at the […]

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🎧 Operation Coming Home. The Mission Never Ends with Andy Ladner

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Andy had just finished volunteering with a group of guys to build a home for the show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. He had been working with groups like Habitat for Humanity and Extreme Makeover when he asked himself the question: “Why aren’t we doing this for our own military families?” He and his buddies decided […]

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🎧 John Evans: From Addict to Mentor, “A Letter to Santa Changed My Life”

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In many ways, John’s life was all mapped out; at least in his mind it was. An excellent student; good grades, athlete, good attitude, even perfect attendance in school. The kids in school were always trying to get John high by offering him drugs. He managed to stay clear of drugs despite the peer pressure that […]

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