A Paralympian’s Story, California History & Ending Human Trafficking

A Paralympian’s Story, California History & Ending Human Trafficking

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Aired on May 1, 2013

Imagine being on the path of qualifying for the 1996 US Olympic Track and Field Team as a hurdler after becoming a 3-time All-American at the University of Arkansas to suffering a devastating injury that would lead to the loss of your leg.  Through faith and family, John Register overcame that devastating loss– first to compete as a Paralympic swimmer in the 1996 Atlanta games and to win a Silver Medal as a long jumper in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney Australia.  John’s story of “Hurdling Adversity” is an inspirational one he will share with World Footprints today.   

Then, there are travel guide books that advise you on the places to see, eat and stay but very few guide you through the history of a destination or inspire an appreciation of a place.  However, a new book co-written by History Professor Victor Silverman called California: On the Road Histories, takes readers through the Golden State’s rich history and heritage in a way that no other book ever has.

As World Footprints continues in the fight against human trafficking, we are pleased to introduce you to other organizations that are fighting on the frontline in this global war against humanity.  One such organization that we are pleased to work with is Stop the Traffik—a U.K. based initiative that is leading strategic responses to human trafficking world wide.  Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop the Traffik, will join us today.

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