Fall 2021 Issue
At Nugent Good News, we are constantly searching for positive stories to inspire and uplift our readers, and some of our favorites we have found are about people who have overcome their suffering and refused to let their circumstances define them. Our fall issue is filled with those stories.
David Durocher was a drug addict and convict who had spent several years in and out of prison. Then one day he made a decision that helped him to slowly build a brand-new life. Now, he helps others who have hit rock bottom to do the same (“Sharing Hope and Transforming Lives: The Other Side Academy,” p. 38).
Jennie Taylor had recently given birth to her seventh child when her husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in Afghanistan. To honor his legacy, she has created a new foundation to serve military families and train future leaders (“Becoming a Legacy Maker,” p. 46).
Also in this issue is the story of Utah teen Ashis Dhakal, a refugee from Nepal. He spent the earliest years of his life in a refugee camp before finally immigrating to the U.S. He now spends his time serving the local homeless community and children in Nepal who live in extreme poverty (“From Refugee to Philanthropist: How One Utah Teen Is Giving Back,” p. 22).
You’ll also read about amazing people like Nikki Walker (on our cover) who are working hard behind the scenes to create opportunities for others who might have been overlooked (“The Color of Utah: One Woman’s Quest to Improve Diversity and Inclusion,” p. 32). Not to mention the practical tips about how to make life a little easier and a little more positive.
It is our hope that the stories in this issue can help us all find renewed strength and determination to rise above the challenges we are facing and make the world a better place for others around us. What better way to show how indomitable and resilient the human spirit truly is.