My Story

My Story: Vashti Whitfield

Vashti Whitfield turned the grief of losing her husband, actor Andy Whitfield, as well as her best friend to cancer, into a new life. The mother of two tells us of her spiritual journey to acceptance.

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My Story: Sophie Lippell

Sophie Lippell tells us her harrowing story growing up as a victim of sexual abuse and how in telling her story she hopes to help other adults surviving the same devastating past.

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Adults surviving child abuse

It is estimated that 4-5 million Australian adults have been victims of child abuse. We speak to Dr. Cathy Kezelman whose organization is advocating for the needs of these victims.

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MY STORY: Phil Britten

Bali bombing survivor and motivational speaker Phil Britten tells us his harrowing story of loss and grieving and explains his two-month battle for survival.

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My Story: Majok Tulba

Majok Tulba, a refugee from war-torn Sudan, did not speak fluent English when he arrived in Australia in 2001. He escaped from his village at the age of nine, unaware of where his parents were. He speaks candidly to MiNDFOOD Radio.

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My Story: Carren Smith

Carren Smith was one of the lucky survivors of the horrendous Bali Bombings in 2010. here she recalls her story and shares with us the special moment when she decided to fight for her life.

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My Story: Nikki Mennel

Nikki Mennel was 39 when she suddenly suffered a stroke. She talks to MiNDFOOD radio about her ordeal, how it has changed her life, and what helped her recovery.

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My Story: Leah Barthel-Cramond

Leah Barthel-Cramond’s mother was in great health, before one day suffering from an unexpected aneurism and sadly losing her life. She shares her journey to becoming an organ donor with MiNDFOOD

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MiNDFOOD Radio: Lucy Jones

Two-year-old Sienna Hoffmann fought her way through six rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, a stem cell transplant and radiotherapy at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, finally losing her battle with cancer in 2010. Her mum opens up about the ordeal.

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MiNDFOOD Radio: Sharon Mitchell

By the time Sharon Mitchell was in her late 30s, she thought she had it all: a husband, two kids, a beautiful house. She shares her story of how it all came apart and how she then overcame alcoholism and turned her life around.

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Paul von Zielbauer’s Roadmonkey Adventures

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When self-help goes too far

Self-help courses that promise life-changing results but fail to deliver are proving lucrative for their creators, but the consequences for some hopeful participants at the mercy of untrained facilitators can be dangerous and even deadly.

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Andrew Griffiths

Abandoned and subjected to a childhood of abuse, Andrew Griffiths broke away to live the fulfilling life he deserved, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Julie Woods

Conquering her fears to explore Egypt and Jordan was a life-changing experience 
for ‘that 
blind woman’ Julie Woods, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Mandi Kingsbury

Mandi Kingsbury has an international fashion styling career. She also has multiple sclerosis. She views it as a gift not a disability and set up ProtestMS to inspire others, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Vanessa Johnson

Perseverance has paid off for Vanessa Johnson 
and now she can finally call herself a real writer, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Mark Grantham

Although Mark Grantham has cerebral palsy and is a tetraplegic, he has dedicated the past 20 years to raising money for needy children and their communities, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Jackie Holt

Dancing the hokey-pokey not only helped children in Africa, it also gave 
Jackie Holt a new outlook on her own life, MiNDFOOD reports.

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