Tortured journalist turned humanitarian to speak at CTC breakfast

Amanda Lindhout will speak at the Children's Treatment Center breakfast on Oct. 21, 2015. The freelance journalist turned humanitarian was captured in Somalia in 2008. (Photo/Supplied)

CORNWALL – A freelance journalist, who endured torture and was brutalized after being kidnapped in Somalia, will highlight her humanitarian efforts for the Children’s Treatment Center this fall.

Amanda Lindhout was working in southern Somalia in August 2008 was she was captured and went through a 460 day ordeal but refused to have her spirit broken, believing in the goodness of humanity.

Since her release, Lindhout has devoted her life to writing and speaking while she also studied development leadership at St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia and set up the Global Enrichment Foundation.

The charity sends Somali women to university.

Lindhout, who also has a New York Times best-seller, will speak Oct. 21 at 7:15 a.m. at the civic complex for the Children’s Treatment Center Celebrity Walk and Breakfast.

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