After experiencing the darkest depths of horror, speaker Nigel Brennan has sent news of the ultimate joy.
A photojournalist recording conditions in a refugee camp outside the Somali capital of Mogadishu in 2008, Nigel Brennan was kidnapped by a criminal gang.
After 462 days in hell on the verge of death, Nigel was finally released after his family paid a ransom.
The Brennan family's unrelenting determination to save Nigel was the subject of a Logie-nominated Australian Story episode in 2010.
Now speaking at events across the country with highly valuable corporate take-home messages of resilience and determination - Nigel speaks with wisdom and integrity.
People leave a talk by Nigel feeling appreciative of the life they have been blessed with and the need to hug their family that little bit tighter.
Earlier in May Nigel and his wife Alanna announced their joy at the birth of their first child Rumi.
Now Nigel has a young family of his own to hug that little bit tighter.
We express warm regards to Nigel and Alanna for their blessing and this joyful new life.
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