Want to Meet A Real Hero?
On January 18th, 2020, Bear Lake Memorial Hospital will be hosting “A Healthier You” conference at the middle school. The conference will be from 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Tim Ballard, CEO and founder of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing human trafficking victims.
Mr. Ballard is a former CIA and Homeland Security Special Agent who worked on a national and international level to stop human trafficking. In 2013, Ballard, not wanting to be limited to only rescuing American children, gave up his secure job and pension in order to create his own company which has enabled him to rescue children and victims of human trafficking all over the world. The O.U.R. highly trained team consists of former navy seals, former intelligence agents, and other operatives with special skill sets. Large supporters of O.U.R. include Glenn Beck, Tony Robbins, and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburg Stealers NFL team.
In the past 5 years, O.U.R. has rescued over 3000 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 1500 traffickers around the world. In October 2014, Operation Underground Railroad, in cooperation with the Columbian government, executed the largest-known human trafficking bust to date.
Ballard has bachelor degrees in Spanish and Political Science, as well as a master’s degree in International Politics. He is an expert in American History and is the author of several books which include: Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now; The Lincoln Hypothesis; The Washington Hypothesis and The American Covenant– a 2 volume set
Movies and documentaries about Tim Ballard and O.U.R. include:
The Abolitionists, *Operation Toussaint, and The Sound of Freedom, a full-length movie to be released in the spring of 2020 starring Jim Caviezel as Tim Ballard. (A special, free showing of Operation Toussaint will be at the Middle school on Monday, January 6th. Anyone is welcome)
Bear Lake Memorial Health Care conference committee members feel extremely fortunate that Mr. Ballard, a world-class speaker, has consented to come to our valley and be a part of our conference. Tickets for the conference are $10 and are available at the front desk of the hospital or online at Eventbrite. Conference presentations include:
1p Power Through Positive Coping-Brad Nelson, LMSW;
2p Bystander Intervention-Anya Anthony; P.A.
3p Healing from Trauma-What Works by Shaun Tobler, MSW, LCSW
4p Tim Ballard, Keynote Speaker (book signing afterwards)
*You may attend any portion of the conference. The conference is NOT exclusively for women. Seating is not assigned and limited. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED