Like something straight out of a movie - part 2 of Tori's journey goes into the inspiring story of how Tori fought to adopt two of her younger sisters who were thrust into foster care after their father was imprisoned...And how they navigated life with their new overnight family, their new norm, and new way of life.
Conversation time-stamps and YouTube hyperlinks.
0:00 - Intro
2:45 - The video of Tori's adoption surprise!
4:45 - The return to work "I was a shell of a person"
7:11 - Veterans Mental Health Support Group
8:10 - The vulnerability in asking "are you ok?"
9:45 - "Grief shared is grief divided"
11:40 - A major crossroad
12:45 - The foster care system explained
14:30 - The phone call the changed everything...again
17:05 - Overnight mother to four children
28:00 - Adoption announcement
30:40 - Random Acts of Kindness - RAKs for Gabriel
34:45 - Master Resiliency Trainers are the best!
36:14 - Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
38:00 - "The cure for the pain...is through the pain"
39:35 - Gabe's Legacy
43:00 - Why I love Tori so much!
44:42 - The REAL Heroes of the story
46:25 - how to support RAKs for Gabriel
48:05 - My after-thoughts on this episode and reading the very first HeroFront review by Command Chief Caleb Vaden.