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Program Notes

There are those moments that impact the entire nation and sometimes the world that we will never forget. Maybe we even remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.

The Oklahoma City Bombing, 911, and the Boston Marathon are just a few. As the days inch by we hear of those lost, those who survived and those injured. More days pass and life resumes its normal pace, except for those who were among the injured and who must find a way to heal, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

On April 15, 2013, Jennifer Kauffman was standing 15’ from where the second bomb went off during the Boston Marathon. Years of working to heal later, in a fit of completely out of control road rage, Jennifer found herself chasing down another person who had cut her off in traffic. Gratefully, not only was no one harmed, but it woke her up to herself in a whole new way and the truest healing was able to begin.

A big part of Jennifer’s healing journey was directing and producing the film There’s Got to be More to Life, A film she hope’s will help others to move through the transformational process of shifting from surviving to thriving. Just Lesley as she speaks with Jennifer of the amazing, painful, and ultimately liberating journey that brought her to a level of wholeness beyond what she knew prior to the bombing.

About Jennifer

Jennifer is the Director and Producer of the transformational movie,, based on a true story of Jen’s journey of rising up from terrorism and childhood traumas where she went from barely surviving to thriving. She’s an Executive Producer of 2 Emmy and Telly award winning films, A New Leash on Life: The K9’s for Warriors Story and Freedom Isn’t Free: The Folds of Honor Story. She’s an inspirational speaker, best-selling author, award-winning results coach and founder of The Rise & Thrive Movement.

Through Transformational Movies, Jen is on a mission to inspire, encourage and empower people to rise despite seemingly impossible situations, transforming their trauma, enabling them to rise and thrive to live their best life.

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