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Why Reaching Out to Help Others Gets Personal For Andrew Zimmern and David Beckmann

“I’ve been sober for 27 years and for the last year before I got sober I was homeless and could not feed myself or take care of myself. I was a petty thief and a user of people and taker of things … I had reached the point where I just wanted to die.  I had a spiritual experience and thanks to some friends got sober, stayed sober.”

  • Andrew Zimmern

“One of my sons was seriously addicted and went through a similar process and I had to say to my son when he didn’t have any food, ‘there is nothing I can do to help you. I’m working to end hunger in the world, but I can’t help’ …”

  • David Beckmann

It gets personal with Andrew Zimmern and David Beckman as they not only talk about their work and passion for ending hunger, but also how their personal heartache and resilience has informed and driven their work.  I found this conversation to be especially riveting. You can listen on our website or on iTunes.

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