Childhood Victories Inc —–> Powerful Presenters
Meet Malaysia –
As a child, Malaysia was abandoned and left to starve by her mother and suffered 8 years of sexual emotional, & physical abuse from her adopted parents. After gaining the courage to tell adults over 19 times, she was ignored until she started writing letters. She later became a social worker and helped over 100 children with abuse cases, advocacy, psycho-social rehabilitation, counseling and self-healing. She was featured on WISTV, NEWS19, and WACHFOX. She is the creator and CEO of Heal with Me, a company that shows survivors how to happily heal from trauma, so that they can love more and suffer less. She is also a YouTuber, and work with individuals and organizations that want to protect children from sexual abuse. Side note: Malaysia loves cookies!
Malaysia is available to present the Be Seen and Heard© program. (Travels from South Carolina)
Meet Darren –
A born teacher, Darren McDonald, grew up in a family of educators in the great state of Oregon. Teaching began at an early age where Darren would instruct his younger brothers in any subject they needed help. His love for teaching is only superseded by his love for his family. Married in June of 1989 to his wife, Susan of Morgan Hill, CA. They have 3 amazing children, one an accomplished vocalist, another an aspiring actor, and the third is endeavoring to be the first man on Mars. Darren has had the great fortune of returning to the Bay Area, the place his family started, where he presently is the principal of El Toro Health Science Academy of Morgan Hill, CA. When Darren is not at school, he can be found playing football, basketball, or baseball with his students. He loves the Oregon Ducks, Green Bay Packers, Golden State Warriors and the Oakland Athletics. Darren is honored to present the “Be Seen and Heard©” program with the founder, Victor Pacini.
Darren is available to present the Be Seen and Heard© program. (Travels from Northern California)
Meet Cynthia –
A once career focused college graduate turns to alcohol and drugs for fun on the weekends. Weekends turn into weekdays and then to everyday. At 31 years old, after a decade of alcoholic drinking, drug abuse, lost jobs, friends and almost her life – she finds herself at a 12 step meeting fighting to get sober and stay sober. Cynthia has been in recovery for over 15 years and has created an amazing life for herself. The mother of 2 daughters, she is the Head Coach of a gymnastics team and runs her own program.
Still attending meetings, working the steps and giving back, she’s bringing her experience, strength and hope to students to give them the knowledge of what to do if they too should find themselves in her shoes.
Inspirational and powerful… A story that every young adult should hear. Making the decision to choose recovery, leave the old life behind and really start living.
Cynthia is available to present on the topics of Resiliency, Overcoming Adversity, and Drug and Alcohol Prevention. (Travels from Illinois)