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    Jessica Buchanan

    Humanitarian Aid Worker; Teacher; Co-author, "Impossible Odds"

    Jessica Buchanan is a humanitarian aid-worker, teacher and author. She has spent the last seven years working with communities in Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. In October 2011, while conducting a field training, she was kidnapped by Somali pirates and held hostage at gunpoint, out in the elements, for 93 days. Due to her declining health, President Obama ordered her rescue by the elite Navy Seal Team VI, and she was returned back to her family in January 2012. She and her husband, Erik Landemalm, have written about this experience in a New York Times bestselling memoir entitled, "Impossible Odds", and are currently traveling around, advocating on humanitarian issues in Africa, as well as sharing details of their horrific ordeal.

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    Thursday, Oct 17 2013

    9 AM

    Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong event created to inspire, connect and cultivate action. World-renowned visionaries will fuel your... read more
    7 hours | Edison | Cadillac Palace Theatre

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