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Helping Other People EvolveMy Mission & Vision with H.O.P.E. is to help people know that they are not alone in their struggles. I interview everyday people that have Extrodinary stories of HOPE. The struggles are all unique & the STRENGTH is Incredible!! Your feedback & support are appreciated.

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Lou Jenkins' story of H.O.P.E.

November 20, 2023 03:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

You may see Lou spending a lot of time in the gym & that is because it is where he finds his peace.  A little over a year ago Lou lost his daughter to an accidental Fentanyl overdose. He navigates through life a lot different now & is truly writing a story of HOPE!! Grief is so different for all of us and navigating through the loss of a child is definitely one of the hardest to get through!!  I know his stroy is going to remind you that we can get through our struggles and find a reason to...

EJ's story of H.O.P.E.

October 23, 2023 16:00 - 27 minutes - 19 MB

Growing up in a very small town in North Carolina where the average income is around $15k-20k a year, most in the city have never even gave thought to a better happier life.  EJ is an exception to this in his town.  HIs positive outlook on life & his inspiration to others is what this world needs more of! I promise his big smile is like a magnent for happiness & HOPE!!! Support the show

Jeremy Willard's story of H.O.P.E.

October 13, 2023 04:00 - 1 hour - 42.3 MB

Jeremy started messing with alcohol at a young age, which led him down a path of destruction almost to the point of Suicide!!!  I can't wait for you to hear his story and how Jesus truly saved his life!!  We talked about addiction also about Mental Health awareness, especially in men. The importance of talking to someone and not keeping everything bottled up inside.  I love that Jeremy also talked about getting help through a counselor or therapist.. Jeremy you are an inspiration to me and...

Carlos Ariel Then's story of H.O.P.E.

October 11, 2023 18:00 - 40 minutes - 27.9 MB

This is truly a great story of HOPE & Detrmination.  Carlos at 16 had his life change because of an unfortunate fire at his mom's restaurant.  He didn't have the luxurys that his older siblings had, because of the loss of income.  That did not stop Carlos from pursuing his entrepreneurship mindset.   He is now an Author,  he owns not just 1 business but 3 at the moment.  His never giving up attitude is what has brought him from Struggles to Strength!!  Here is a link to his book  https://a....

Kevin Pressley's story of H.O.P.E.

September 19, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 48.7 MB

Kevin definitely wasnt dealt a hand of great cards in his younger years.  Growing up in Chicago in Gang neighborhoods, he went from the boy who would cry over a deer being hit, to carrying a bat & gun to hurt another student.  The fact that Kevin's mom moved him out of the city of Chicago to Atlanta to hopefully help him change his life around at the age of 16, didn't go as planned. Sitting in jail talking through glass to his mother as he was facing 45 years in prison.  Kevin saw the hurt i...

Jackie's story of H.O.P.E.

August 26, 2023 18:00 - 42 minutes - 29.4 MB

Jackie's story of HOPE is an Incredible story of Struggles to Strength.  Finally deciding to leave her husband because of a very toxic marriage,  Jackie ends up in another abusive relationship for 4 years.  Knowing that she had to make a change not only for herself but especially for her daughter. She is on a healing journey and is sharing her story outloud.  You can find her on TikTok @jfabfindingauthenticity Please go follow her she has some great tips for us all. Support the show

Pastor Toriano Henry's story of H.O.P.E. and an added Bonus his beautiful wife Susan shares too

August 24, 2023 23:00 - 1 hour - 51 MB

Toriano was born in a small town in PA,  he lived with his Grandma while his Mom went to the Big City of Cleveland to get settled then sent for him and his sister.  When they were finally with their Mom things changed from the little town to the big city.  Toriano was introduced to Drugs, Alcohol, Gangs & Violence. His Mother eventually gave her life to the Lord and prayed for her children.  One Wednesday Toriano had a feeling that he needed to go to church, so he showed up in the back pews...

Why you should try something NEW!!! Tammy Lyn Connors

August 16, 2023 19:00 - 21 minutes - 14.9 MB

Do you ever say I will NEVER try or do that?  I have many times, this past weekend I tried something I said I would NEVER EVER do!!  Tune in and see what happened!!! Support the show

Andre Dorsey's story of H.O.P.E.

June 29, 2023 00:00 - 43 minutes - 29.6 MB

June is Men's Mental Health Month: Tune in and hear my conversation with Andre about how his depression put him in a very dark place & how his Faith in God and working on himself, with help from some awesome people in his life has gotten him to a place where he is Evolving to the person he truly is & living out his purpose in life!!! Support the show

Tyler McCreary's story of H.O.P.E.

June 06, 2023 01:00 - 34 minutes - 23.5 MB

Known as "The Golden Child" started boxing at the age of 10, he walked into a gym and knew that he wanted to box.  He ended up in 2020 & until 2022 had some real struggles.  Being shot on his Birthday & having to have surgery on his left hand the Dr told him he should just give up boxing.  This guy is no quitter.   Be sure to tune into ESPN on 07/01/23 as he will be boxing here in Toledo, OH at the Huntington Center!!  A TRUE STORY OF NEVER GIVING UP!! Support the show

Kristen Budde's story of H.O.P.E.

May 04, 2023 19:00 - 45 minutes - 31.6 MB

As a little girl Kristen loved singing so much she became a teacher of music, when the job was overwhelming she took a different avenue and actually put her love for music on the back burner.  Years of trying to find herself & the FEAR of taking that leap of Faith paralyzed her & her music. Kristen finally started back with music and has a POWERFUL story of STRUGGLES to STRENGTH.  She has recently made an album called Begin Again with songs that will inspire you and help you face your FEARS....

Natalie Shackelford's story of H.O.P.E.

April 27, 2023 21:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

5 years ago Natalie lost her  job and so many other things, she had no HOPE so she attempted suicide not just once but twice within a 2 week period.  She incurred  some brain damage and  had to learn how to do almost everything over again.  Her drug addiction continued even after she had been through this tragic time of her life. Natalie shares with us her relationship with God and how she gets through her days now without any drugs.  Support the show

Kim Joyce Music's story of H.O.P.E.

April 27, 2023 02:00 - 14 minutes - 9.82 MB

I met Kim at an acoustic event & when I heard her sing I knew she had an old soul & her music told a story of HOPE.  I was blessed to chat with her and hear some of her struggles in life because of her sexual preference.  She shares with us about her college basketball years at Ohio State University.   You can listen to her music at Kimjoycemusic.com Support the show

Davy's story of H.O.P.E.

April 18, 2023 01:00 - 52 minutes - 36.2 MB

Even though Davy has had a couple of Relapses he never gave up on himself!! His story of Sobriety is Amazing Davy shares his story of his road to Recovery and his Mental Health Struggles.   He is an Army Veteran and shares how important  it was to get his EGO out of his way & how Therapy has helped him!! HIs Faith led him to his dream job & allowed him to learn his PURPOSE!! Support the show

Stephen DoRego's story of H.O.P.E.

April 14, 2023 22:00 - 30 minutes - 21.1 MB

When Stephen messaged me to let me know he's been sober for a month I knew I wanted him to share his lifestyle changes he's been making over the last couple of years.  Physical, Emotional, Mental & Health changes has put Stephen on an Incredible journey of HOPE Support the show

Kel Hitt's story of H.O.P.E.

April 05, 2023 01:00 - 52 minutes - 35.9 MB

When Kel felt pain and ignored it in her back she put off getting to her Dr.  When she finally went to a gastrologist to only find out that there was nothing wrong, she finally ended up at the female dr & let me tell you the journey this BRAVE woman has encountered since them is a true testimony of Struggle to Strength.  Her story. is powerful & a reminder to find out what truly is important to YOU in life. Support the show

Ricky Sapp's story of H.O.P.E.

March 14, 2023 19:00 - 23 minutes - 16.5 MB

Ricky Sapp is not only a Conditioning Coach at Clemson but he also is a Motivational Speaker focused mostly towards kids.  Ricky suffered with Depression & Anxiety during his football college years at Clemson, Then it continued into his PRO Football Career.  He is also a great dancer & uses this platform to help others!! #thedancingweightroomcoach #dancingmotivatonalspeaker IG: dancingmotivationalspeaker TikTok: The Dancing Weight Room Coach @kingyricky91 Podcast: Talk To Me Tuesday Support...

Charles Harrison's story of H.O.P.E.

March 07, 2023 01:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

Charles Harrison has a POWERFUL story of HOPE.  His sobriety became a priority in his life in February of 2020 right before COVID!!  His perseverence and determination to stay sober is exactly what I talk about!! You can do anything you put your mind to!!!! Support the show

George Harrison's story of H.O.P.E.

March 07, 2023 01:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

George Harrison has a POWERFUL story of HOPE.  His sobriety became a priority in his life in February of 2020 right before COVID!!  His perseverence and determination to stay sober is exactly what I talk about!! You can do anything you put your mind to!!!! Support the show

Keisha Rose's story of H.O.P.E.

March 06, 2023 01:00 - 40 minutes - 28.1 MB

Keisha grew up on the West Side of Chicago.  She was a little skinny & awkwardly tall.  Only child on her Mom's side of the family, She has 2 half siblings.  Her self confidence was very low as she always towered over her friends in her teenage years.  Her mom reminded her to own her tallness.  She signed Keisha up for modeling classes.  Her story of HOPE is powerful. Support the show

Donna Weiser's story of H.O.P.E.

February 14, 2023 05:00 - 51 minutes - 35.7 MB

Through the loss of Donna's son Josh Cessna, she has really relied on her FAITH in God to get her through the loss of Josh.  On 02/14/2020 Josh had taken a percoset which ended up being fetanyl.  That day Donna lost her son, His Children lost their Dad, His entire family's world was rocked.   Josh had been clean & sober for 5 years, Donna has taken her loss & has started helping others to get through the grief that comes with any loss.  Not only is Donna one of my Best Friends her son Josh w...

Cindi Melchor's story of H.O.P.E.

February 01, 2023 20:00 - 36 minutes - 25.3 MB

This is a must listen to Podcast of HOPE!!! Cindi is a beautiful young at heart lady that has definitely been in some struggles.  She is in recovery from addiction herself & has also lost her 39 year old son to addiction.  Her smile lights up the room.  Her story is POWERFUL!!!! Support the show

Adam White's story of H.O.P.E.

January 25, 2023 21:00 - 42 minutes - 29.4 MB

Adam is a single father that has 5 children, 4 that he has full custody of.  His story of resiliance and his FAITH is something we can all learn from.  He is determined to be the BEST father he can to his kids & remind them that they can do anything they dream of!!  He is a blessing to everyone he comes across!!! Here's the link to his boys boxing IG @teamwhiteboxing Support the show

Amanda Cox's story of H.O.P.E.

January 22, 2023 11:00 - 51 minutes - 35.4 MB

Amanda shares with us trauma's of life that she finally faced and really worked and continues to work on healing not only her, but to also make sure her daughter doesn't go through that same cycle! Amanda is an Inspiration and an absolute delight. I am blessed to call her my Soul Sister. Support the show

Jamie Brickhouse's story of H.O.P.E.

January 19, 2023 21:00 - 32 minutes - 22.3 MB

Jamie is a complete delight, His story of addiction to recovery had its ups and downs but the end result is Incredible!! Below are his links to his social media & also his memoir.   @Jamie_Brickhouse TikTok  @jamiebrickyhouse Facebook, Instagram, Twitter https://www.jamiebrickhouse.com/ Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother ebook&audiobook read by me link https://amzn.to/2YxvMNl Support the show

Carlecia's story of H.O.P.E.

January 18, 2023 01:00 - 21 minutes - 14.8 MB

Carlecia is a beautiful yong lady that is going to school for Forensic Psycology.  Her life has definitely had a share of struggles.  A Life Changing Tragedy in 2021 that changed her life forever.  Her faith is Incredible and her story of Strength is powerful. Support the show

Lisa Sahadi Davis's story of H.O.P.E.

January 05, 2023 22:00 - 54 minutes - 37.7 MB

Lisa experienced something that no child should ever have to experience, her father shot and killed her mother then turned the gun on himself.  Her struggle to strength is an Incredible story!! Support the show

A little HOPE for you in 2023

December 31, 2022 00:00 - 17 minutes - 12.3 MB


Benita Johnson's story of H.O.P.E.

December 20, 2022 23:00 - 32 minutes - 22.3 MB

Benita is a co-author in the book that I'm also a co-author in Faith Failure Success The Turning Point. She's a business owner and a warrior of HOPE!!!! Support the show

Deonte Moss's story of H.O.P.E.

December 17, 2022 00:00 - 35 minutes - 24.1 MB

Deonte has taken his childhood of Struggles to a Strength and a POWERFUL story of HOPE!!  Foster Care, Separated from his younger sisters, fighting all the time & so many other things no child should have to endure.  Deonte has taken his hurt to help others.   Some no him as the Nosey Neighbor on Social Media Platforms!! Support the show

Reggie Coleman's story of H.O.P.E. Part 2

December 14, 2022 18:00 - 21 minutes - 14.8 MB

An update on everything Reggie has going on since our last Interview in January of 2021.. Reggie has taken all of his struggles and turned them into STRENGTHS!! His selflessness is helping so many others!!!  You can find him on so many platforms which I will add to this podcast!  He is truly a LIGHT to this world!!  Support the show

Reggie Coleman's story of H.O.P.E. Part 2

December 14, 2022 18:00 - 21 minutes - 14.8 MB

An update on everything Reggie has going on since our last Interview in January of 2021.. Reggie has taken all of his struggles and turned them into STRENGTHS!! His selflessness is helping so many others!!!  You can find him on so many platforms which I will add to this podcast!  He is truly a LIGHT to this world!!  Support the show

Reggie Moving Forward's story of H.O.P.E. Part 2

December 14, 2022 18:00 - 21 minutes - 14.8 MB

An update on everything Reggie has going on since our last Interview in January of 2021.. Reggie has taken all of his struggles and turned them into STRENGTHS!! His selflessness is helping so many others!!!  You can find him on so many platforms which I will add to this podcast!  He is truly a LIGHT to this world!!  Support the show

Aliyah Hicks story of H.O.P.E.

December 06, 2022 16:00 - 26 minutes - 18 MB

Being a middle child was not the easiest for Aliyah.  Moving with her family of 8 siblings and Parents from Georgia to Ohio was also not the easiest for Aliyah.  Finding her true identity was not the easiest for her.  Self Harm, Depression & many other obstacles she was battling.  But by the Grace of God Aliyah has a strong story of HOPE.  She is releasing her 1st Album on 12/10/22   "30 Days of Healing" follow her on IG @_its.loveli_ Support the show

Chris Allen's story of H.O.P.E.

November 24, 2022 23:00 - 52 minutes - 36 MB

As a young boy Chris was told to not show his feelings by his Military father.  How do you navigate later in life when you suddenly become a widower father of 5?  HIs story of the Strength he has to get through his struggles is Incredibe!!  He reminds us of how our mindset is so important & our life is determined by what we make of it!! Support the show

Wes's story of HOPE

November 10, 2022 03:00 - 27 minutes - 18.6 MB

Wes's story of HOPE is an Inspiration.  Locked up in prison at the young age of 19 for 12 years.  He was just able to celebrate his 31st Birthday a FREE MAN!! I cannot wait to hear him as a MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER & his PODCAST!!! Support the show

Burrow's story of H.O.P.E.

November 09, 2022 01:00 - 16 minutes - 11.2 MB

Burrow has a Powerful story of HOPE!! He's been in recovery from Alcohol & Crack for over 30 years!!!  He is a reminder that with God anything is Possible!!! Support the show


November 07, 2022 01:00 - 24 minutes - 17.1 MB

I know we live in an extremely busy world, but are you so busy that you do not take time for yourself? Do you really even know who you are & what your PURPOSE is here on Earth. Here's a little of what I have learned along this journey of life.   Support the show

Alicia Pangrac's story of H.O.P.E.

October 26, 2022 03:00 - 19 minutes - 13.8 MB

Alicia was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her late 20's.  She had ignored the lump in her breast for quite sometime.  By the time her husband convinced her to go to have it looked at she was at Stage 3 Cancer.  She fought a battle & thought she had won since she was passed the 15 year remission stage.   But after 17 years it came back.  Her story is a story of resilance and mindset!! She is a true example of what happens when you do not give up HOPE!!!! Support the show

Bryndee Pepper's story of H.O.P.E.

October 24, 2022 21:00 - 42 minutes - 29.3 MB

I met this beautiful lady at the Rise Up Reggae Festival in Vegas.  Her story of HOPE & what she is doing with The Nowell Family Foundation. Her passion for others in addiction is  INCREDIBLE!!! thenowellfamilyfoundation.org Support the show

FORGIVENESS - Tammy Lyn Connors

October 20, 2022 23:00 - 22 minutes - 15.5 MB

How does FORGIVENESS really help you to live a better happier life!!! Support the show

Marvin Stancil's story of H.O.P.E.

October 11, 2022 19:00 - 48 minutes - 33.4 MB

Meeting Marvin his wife Nikki and his little guy at The Rise Up Reggae Festival!!  Marvin was a Gang Member that shot and killed another young Gang Member from another Gang.  Sentenced to 26 to Life in Prison.  He lived life as a Gang Member for another 10 years of his life in Prison a visit from his Grandmother before she passd gave him some insight about A Tupac quote!!  A TRUE STORY OF STRUGGLE TO STRENGTH!!!! IG @majeekalmediyah IG @majeekalmoments IG @qniki2 Support the show

Tyrone's story of H.O.P.E.

October 01, 2022 20:00 - 50 minutes - 34.4 MB

From living in a very tight knit family to being forced to go into the Navy by his father.  Ty's story of battling with what he thought was anger issues & alcohlism there was an underlying issue of Depression!!   Such an encouragihng story of HOPE!!! Follow him on TikTok  @Freeman_Fitness215 Support the show

Lucy Nichols story of H.O.P.E.

September 27, 2022 17:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

Reovery is possible for everyone!! Lucy's struggles were not only in addiction to Alcohol but she struggled with depression, food, cutting, suicide just to name a few!!   Lucy thank you for your transparency!!  Support the show

MrShawn Mahone's story of H.O.P.E.

September 26, 2022 18:00 - 30 minutes - 20.7 MB

You will definitely be inspired & hopefully will want to help when you hear what MrShawn's mission & vision is not only for the City of Toledo  but other cities too.  MrShawn has been on a mission to help our youth & their families for the last 18 years.   YMWFC  ( Young Me and Women for Change) is a behavior modification program for your child.  HIs motto is Productive Leaders for Tomorrows Future.  PHONE: 567-277-5352 WEBSITE:  youngmenandwomenforchange.com EMAIL:  [email protected] Support...

Christopher Martin's story of H.O.P.E.

September 22, 2022 23:00 - 41 minutes - 28.7 MB

At 46 years young not only did Christopher experience a Stroke at the same time experienced a Heart Attack.  But he didn't let that stop him from keeping his positive attitude.   Follow him on TikTok @frommypointofviewhere Support the show

Jeff Coutcher's story of H.O.P.E.

September 21, 2022 01:00 - 46 minutes - 31.7 MB

Today's episode talks about addiction, self esteem & depression.  Learning how to live life without drugs and alcohol!!  Jeff has an amazing story of HOPE Support the show


September 13, 2022 19:00 - 32 minutes - 22.3 MB

For so many years I was searching for Happiness never truly finding it until recently when I learned that Happiness isn't the things I have or the places I live!! True Happiness comes from what's inside of me!! Support the show

Whitney King's story of H.O.P.E.

August 30, 2022 18:00 - 59 minutes - 41.2 MB

Whitney was addicted to opiotes, heroin, cocaine, meth and eventually fetanyl.  Her kids were in foster care, and she was facing prison time for 3 felonies!! Her stroy is an INCREDIBLE story of HOPE!!! 08/31/22 is Overdose Awareness Day & to hear this story will give us all some HOPE that it isn't to late!!!  Support the show

Kaylee Bays story of H.O.P.E. (SLAYLEE)

August 25, 2022 20:00 - 36 minutes - 25.4 MB

After years of being mis-diagnosed Kaylee finally has a diagnose of EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) instead of stopping her dancing life from this degenerative disease, she decided to live her dancing life out loud!!  A true story of HOPE!!!!!  Support the show