This year, The Leap of Faith Network is embracing a “12 Months of Giving” campaign. Each moth this year, we are focusing of collecting and distributing items to people in our community who have limited resources. For the month of March, we are collecting books. This week’s show honors our book drive and teaches us all that reading changes lives and opens doors.
Born in a family of 17, Milton Whitley grew up on a sharecropping farm in North Carolina. At an early age, he was spanked at school for not being able to spell or read and he started skipping school. Because he couldn’t read or write, he was erroneously placed in a vocational school for children with mental and physical disabilities and then in special education classes. Milton dropped out of school at the age of 14, became addicted to drugs and alcohol, and eventually became homeless.
But at age 52, Milton made a decision that changed his life forever. Milton says, “You need education to live.” Hear his inspirational story and hear from the person who helped him, Mary-Ellen Friesland. Log onto the Successful Growth Successful YOU Radio Show beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. (EST). This is a show you don’t want to miss!
(This show is podcasted and will available for your listening pleasure until Tuesday, March 18, 2014)