As a victim of one of the worst cases of child abuse in the history of Texas, John Borgstedt has been able not only to survive, but to thrive. Now an award winning author, motivational speaker, and child advocate, his life’s mission has become a journey of partnering with organizations, like yours, in order to fulfill his dream of saving one child at a time. The extensive abuse and neglect that John suffered, along with the subsequent life choices and experiences, allow audiences of all demographics to connect personally with his journey from darkness to light. He shares his heart-breaking account of his small, bruised body clinging to life, his struggle as a teenager fighting to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, and his entrance into adulthood as a warrior for the young and innocent, protecting them from a similar childhood of hell on earth. John’s story of transformation and relational nature inspire listeners to examine their own lives and motivate them toward becoming agents of change in the lives of the hurting, abused, and forgotten. John Borgstedt has successfully partnered with a wide variety of groups and organizations for speaking, educating, and fundraising. Foster Care advocacy groups, social workers, medical professionals, legislators, law enforcement, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), CAC (Child Advocacy Centers), Center for Children, CAN Councils (Child Abuse and Neglect) churches, schools, residency and day programs for at-risk youth, juvenile homes, runaway homes, prison inmates, inmate re-entry programs, pregnant teen mothers, and community groups have all benefitted from John’s fervent message of transformation.