Ever had an unforgettable experience as a teen and someone or something brings back those memories years later as an adult? Seeing National Geographic International Correspondent, Lisa Ling in person tonight brought back so many fond memories of a younger version of myself being mentored by her at Channel One News in Los Angeles. Even then, I aspired to be a world traveler and international journalist. I'm so glad those travels and opportunities to tell stories have come to pass so that I could share them with Lisa. Besides, she has shared her experiences with us all. Its funny- I called 90.1 NPR radio while she was being interviewed. To my surprise I got through and immediately she recognized my name, "I only know one LaDonna," Lisa said. "Hey its me, Im married so its Castro now (smile)." I was happy that she remembered me as we talked about the importance of raising world-rounded children. This evening at the AT&T Performance Art Center, she spoke about her incredible experiences around the globe from drug trafficking in Columbia to child adoption in China. My mouth dropped upon hearing and seeing some of the situations she put herself into in order to try to make people here in America more aware of whats going on around the world. God bless her and keep her and her family safe so that she may continue to do her job that's a blessing to others like myself. Great night with Lisa Ling.
Hi. I'm LaDonna.
"Nothing superior has ever been achieved, except by those who dared believed, that something inside of them was superior to circumstance."