Joe Torrillo, retired firefighter, describes his harrowing experience of being buried alive twice as a result of the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. He grew through it with strength, courage, patience and significant medical care.
Mariela Shaker survived the war in Syria, got a full scholarship to study music at Monmouth College, IL, and was honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees. Shaker believes in the power of music to remove barriers between people and nations.
Reverend Sharon Risher describes losing her mother, cousins and childhood friend in the Charleston, SC church shooting. She talks about her faith in God, herself and the support of friends and family helping her grow through it.