By Lisa J. Shannon
Lisa Shannon had what a few could name an exceptional life—her personal company, a profitable fiancé, a safe domestic. Then at some point in 2005, presently after her father’s demise, an episode of Oprah replaced every little thing. The convey approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to appreciate: hundreds of thousands lifeless, ladies gang-raped and tortured, childrens ravenous and demise in stunning numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” existence and to her position as an activist and a sister.
She created a origin referred to as Run for Congo girls, with the target to elevate cash to sponsor 30 Congolese girls. What began as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to ladies for ladies foreign. Run for Congo girls holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and maintains to elevate funds and wisdom. In one thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand bills of her reviews traveling the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she is still dedicated to this reason, Lisa evokes her viewers to arrive out and support in addition, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic barriers.
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A Thousand Sisters by Lisa J. Shannon