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Liz | No Ordinary Liz: A Foster Care Hero

Liz | No Ordinary Liz: A Foster Care Hero

November 11, 2019

In Honor of National Adoption Month, Liz Sutherland joined us to tell her foster care story.

Liz grew up with no identity. She has no memory of her first few years of life, outside of being dropped off at a stranger's house when she was a child. Liz and her siblings lived in an abusive home with a woman they were told was their grandmother, until Liz finally gathered the courage to call social services. This separated her from her siblings, put her into the foster care system until she aged out at 18. Liz tells us about her story, how she survived & maintained hope and found her identity and a family at Walmart. You will be heartbroken by her story and then amazed by her positive outlook. You'll understand why she's a Foster Care Hero.

You can get her book "No Ordinary Liz" through her publisher Now Publishing, or Amazon. No Ordinary Liz. One woman’s incredible journey to survive foster care and discover her true identity. This is a complex, intriguing story filled with twists and turns as Liz unravels her complicated past. Part memoir, part guidebook, this book offers support and resources for agencies, foster youth and foster parents.https://www.amazon.com/No-Ordinary-Liz-Extraodinary-Family/dp/0999584588

Read her blog www.NoOrdinaryLiz.com

Liz is a speaker & advocates for other foster care kids in the Tampa Bay area. For inquiries and collaboration, email: noordinaryliz@hotmail.com

Stephanie | The Boy Who Couldn’t Eat

Stephanie | The Boy Who Couldn’t Eat

October 28, 2019

Can you imagine receiving a diagnosis for your sick child that meant he would not be able to eat food? No food. No birthday cakes, no school snacks or pizza parties. No Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feast or Christmas cookies. Not even a regular sit down family meal. Can you imagine? 

At the age of four, Remington Walls was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This heartbreaking diagnosis meant Remington would not be unable to eat or drink regular food, possibly for the rest of his life.

Rem's mom, Stephanie tells us about this 15 year journey, how their family dealt with this life changing diagnosis and how they managed to get little Rem through that first year and the next 15, as an All-star high school baseball player and now on to college. You also learn why the family is now working to change legislation to support others who need costly supplemental nutrition. You will be touched by this story and inspired to think differently about food, family time and perseverance when "life isn't fair". 

 Home Plate by Stephanie & Remington Walls is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through Now Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/Home-Plate-True-Story-Resilience/dp/173266112X

You can contact Stephanie for information or speaking opportunities at sroosterton@msn.com

Read more about Eosinophil-Associated Diseases at www.apfed.org

 

 

Jenna & Mirelle | PART 2 A Surrogacy Baby Story

Jenna & Mirelle | PART 2 A Surrogacy Baby Story

October 14, 2019

Mirelle & Reto, who live in Switzerland, tried for 8 long years to have a family. After multiple miscarriages, In Vitro Fertilization attempts, and countless doctor visits, they were told there was no hope that Mirelle could carry their child.  They decided to adopt & when that fell through, too, they had one more risky chance to fulfill their dreams, they had to do something which was actually illegal in their country...SURROGACY!

After being matched with a mother through Circle Surrogacy, they had their first child David. Since it was such a wonderful experience for them, they decided to try again for a sibling! This time they were matched with Jenna, a first time surrogate from Florida. 

This is Part Two of a Two-part conversation with Jenna, the surrogate mother, and  Mirelle, the intended mother. They honestly share their individual experiences with the process of bringing Baby Louie into the world via surrogacy.As they share from Day 1 to delivery, you'll feel like you are right there during this incredibly heartwarming and amazing journey.

 

To learn more about surrogacy, visit www.circlesurrogacy.com

To read Jenna's blog, visit https://notthemamajustthestork.blogspot.com

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Jenna & Mirelle | PART 1 A Surrogacy Baby Story

Jenna & Mirelle | PART 1 A Surrogacy Baby Story

October 14, 2019

Mirelle & Reto, who live in Switzerland, tried for 8 long years to have a family. After multiple miscarriages, In Vitro Fertilization attempts, and countless doctor visits, they were told there was no hope that Mirelle could carry their child.  They decided to adopt & when that fell through, too, they had one more risky chance to fulfill their dreams, they had to do something which was actually illegal in their country...SURROGACY!

After being matched with a mother through Circle Surrogacy, they had their first child David. Since it was such a wonderful experience for them, they decided to try again for a sibling! This time they were matched with Jenna, a first time surrogate from Florida. 

This is Part One of a Two-part conversation with Jenna, the surrogate mother, and  Mirelle, the intended mother. They honestly share their individual experiences with the process of bringing Baby Louie into the world via surrogacy.As they share from Day 1 to delivery, you'll feel like you are right there during this incredibly heartwarming and amazing journey.

 

To learn more about surrogacy, visit www.circlesurrogacy.com

To read Jenna's blog, visit https://notthemamajustthestork.blogspot.com

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Clestine | Get “Souled Out” to Your Purpose

Clestine | Get “Souled Out” to Your Purpose

September 23, 2019

Clestine I. Herbert started out “following the money” to a career in Engineering. Just two years into that career, she quickly realized she was not on the right path. It took 6 more years of asking God to put her on a new detour toward her TRUE purpose. Now known as Clestine, the Purpose Coach, she wakes up each morning with a passion to help women around the world become bold women of purpose. She lets us in on her story, her speaking & her strategy. And guess what? It’s not about being more productive or having the latest business management software.

You can connect with her at www.TalktoClestine.com To sign up for her Get Souled Out Event in Tampa Oct 10-11, 2019 go to get www.getSouledOut.com ENTER TO WIN A TICKET by entering our contest on the DetourPodcast Facebook page! Contest ends Sept 30!

FREEBIE ALERT! Go to www.TinyURL.com/3Yeses and get your answers in a copy of her new ebook, "3 Questions You Must Answer Before Your Next Client Says Yes!"

-You'll discover the 3 questions -You'll learn what the missing ingredient is to the "right" yes -You'll discover what is driving your decisions (because that is affecting the next yes also!) -And more

Brad & Jazzy | A Year Without Shelly

Brad & Jazzy | A Year Without Shelly

September 16, 2019

It's a year after we recorded "Shelly the Bellydancing Mama and her Fight with Breast Cancer"- the very first episode of this podcast. At the time of recording (Fall 2018), we didn't know that Shelly would be giving up her cancer-ridden body to move to Heaven just a month later. What was a friend helping another with a new podcast project became a recording would prove to be very important to her husband, children, family & friends.

This episode is with Brad, Shelly's widower, with a surprise appearance by Jasmine (Jazzy), their youngest child.  It's been A Year Without Shelly & they share what it's like to be a loved one of someone battling cancer, the experience of being Mom & Dad as one parent, being a child who has lost a parent, and how they are all doing now. If you listened to the first episode, heard about her death and wondered "How are they now?", you'll be amazed at what you hear.  If you haven't listened to Episode 1, scroll waaay back to the very first episode "Shelly The Bellydancing Mama & her fight with Breast Cancer' to hear how amazing Shelly was through this whole battle.

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Maureen| BREAKING NEWS! You have Cancer.

Maureen| BREAKING NEWS! You have Cancer.

September 2, 2019

Maureen Famiano has spent over 30 years as broadcast media specialist working as a reporter in NY & executive producer of morning entertainment television for Daytime on NBC-WFLA and Great Day Live on CBS-WSTP in the Tampa Bay Area. In addition to booking interviews, profiling celebrities, community leaders, & special events she was particularly drawn to those unique ‘human interest’ stories from neighbors in her community. Little did she realize that her own health detour would be, perhaps, the biggest story of her career.

Listen as Maureen shares behind-the-scenes of her work ( including a great Jimmy Fallon experience) and her journey of stage 3 colon cancer and what she wants everyone to consider about their own health.

Maureen Famiano continues to help others tell their stories through her work with NOW Publishing.

Reach her on Facebook at Maureen Famiano or NowSCPress

Sara | Surviving the Killing Fields

Sara | Surviving the Killing Fields

August 19, 2019

Sara Im is an inspirational speaker & the author of the book How I Survived the Killing Fields, a story of Hope, Love and Determination. Sara shares her story of the fateful day when she was rounded up by the Khmer Rouge Communists, along with the whole Cambodian population. Sara endured four brutal years in a forced labor camp that became known as “The Killing Fields”, where over 2 million people, (one quarter of Cambodian population) perished during the tyranny of This Regime. You will be shocked and inspired by this first hand account of her life under horrible conditions and her determination to get back to her family.

Sara can be reached through her website www.saraim.com

Cynthia | How to Avoid Dying at an All-Inclusive Resort

Cynthia | How to Avoid Dying at an All-Inclusive Resort

July 31, 2019

Have you heard the awful stories on the news of Americans being killed, robbed & kidnapped while on vacation? At least 10 American citizens have died after an apparent sudden health issue in the Dominican Republic since June 2018! The FBI is investigating the very suspicious circumstances surrounding these deaths. It's enough to scare you into a STAYCation for sure, but our guest says we can travel safely with some precautions.

Cynthia Amaya has been in the hospitality & event planning industry for more than 20 years. She shares information and tips so we can enjoy all-inclusive resorts and traveling aboard. We need to understand the environment that we are entering and remember a few things before booking and while on-site.  Listen for valuable tips and insights on Staying safe at an All-Inclusive. 

 

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Michelle | From Bad Habit to Sweet Success

Michelle | From Bad Habit to Sweet Success

July 15, 2019

Small business owner Michelle Palisi turned a $2 a day savings into “Chocolates By Michelle”. Her local sweet shop has been serving hand-dipped chocolate creations to the Tampa Bay Area for over 35 years! She shares her detour into chocolate making, what she’s learned by running a small business for 35 years & why she never plans to retire.

Reach her at www.ChocolatesbyMichelle.com

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