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- Kidnapped by gangsters and terrorists in Russia. Her life can only be saved by an impossible alliance of old enemies.
For Yvonne Bornstein it took me twelve years to get past the emotional and physical trauma of being kidnapped, held hostage, tortured, raped and rescued to finally tell my story.
As a wife, mother, and businesswoman I found myself caught up by Capitalists in the now former Soviet Union.
Because of a bad Moscow business deal, I was held hostage for $1.6 million ransom by Chechen terrorists originally thought to be the Russian mob.
A key player in the rescue put together by the FBI and “former” KGB, amazingly linked the kidnappers to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network.
Some experiences we can move through and rebound into a more powerful, more challenging existence.
For most, this would have been impossible to overcome.
My inspiration and motivation was to lose my self-pity and confront my demons head-on, and to appreciate how good it is to be alive.
In challenging myself and creating my own growth, I hope that women will grow as well, through me.
Self-empowerment became my mantra.
Life is now wonderful.
Crisis can lead to gratitude.
That bleak morning I fully believed I was about to die. As it turned out, that was the moment I had just begun to live.
I have been able to share my story with many individuals, businesses and corporations around the world.
The unimaginable happened to Yvonne Bornstein.
While on a business trip to Moscow, Yvonne was kidnapped, held captive for eleven horrifying days.
The true life story of her life-altering experience that was the first ever open collaboration between the F.B.I. and Russian intelligence, a negotiation that helped gain her safe release.
Yvonne discovered that her captors turned out to be Chechen rebels with an Al Qeada connection.
Learn how Yvonne found the strength and courage to move beyond the tormenting memories of the experience, to once again find her way back to joyful living and happiness
It took many years for Yvonne to even begin to speak of the atrocity but now believes herself to be an inspiration to those who have suffered from a trauma of any kind.
It has taken her many years to find happiness and would like to share that with you.