Fiona Oakes: Inspiration to the World

October 18, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Brittany King

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Fiona Oakes is a world class human being whom we will passionately hear first hand from. We will learn what motivates her and how she manages it all. She is a triple world record holder, a marathon elite athlete, an animal sanctuary founder, a healthy lifestyle promoter, a vegan, a conservationist, and a role model to people on all parts of the globe. Fiona is truly one of the most compassionate and inspiring human beings I have ever met. Her heart is made of gold!

The Compassionate Life

The Compassionate Life

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The character qualities I have tried to incorporate into my life have been compassion, humility, kindness, and selflessness. Through various charitable endeavors, I have met incredibly inspiring individuals. This show will focus on leading a compassionate life. We will meet a variety of international humanitarians who only want to share their story and their passion with the world. I have myself come into contact with each of these impressive people via various charitable endeavors I have taken part in over the years. They want to “give back” to this environment and the people and animals in it in any way that they can. Not only will you find each week uplifting, you will also be inspired. It may touch your heart or strike a chord within your soul that enables you to “think outside the box.” I hope that you’ll give back to your own family, community and environment.

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Dr. Brittany King

Dr. Brittany King

I am a well-rounded five year practicing veterinarian trying to give back to the environment. I have visited each continent at least twice and also ran a marathon on each one nearly twice. I have completed the Triple 7 Quest (running seven marathons on seven continents in eleven days linked by bungee cords to six other people) and swam twenty-two miles across the English Channel nonstop raising thousands of dollars for pets in need through both endeavors. I have volunteered my time and expertise for news media outreach programs about pets via articles, news interviews, and Children’s Museum future-vet programs. I started the sustainable “One Health One Medicine Clinics” charity in Grenada, combining free human and pet health care with public health education for the people of Grenada. I have completed the full 140.6 mile Ironman Triathlon. I have done research projects furthering zoonotic disease education on elephants in Thailand and wildlife in Uganda. I am a Eucharistic minister at my local Catholic church. I attended Auburn on a swimming scholarship where we were the Division I 2002 NCAA national swimming champions. I most recently volunteered with Faithful Paws with my three legged rescue pup. I am currently an ambassador and virtual coach for the Pet Peace of Mind Charity. I think for me, the goal of my life is to find ways to give back and inspire others. Our program is the perfect venue to share such ideas.

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Episode Directory

October 2016

  • 10/18/2016: Fiona Oakes: Inspiration to the World Listen Now
  • 10/11/2016: Sustaining One Health, One Medicine: St. George's University Listen Now
  • 10/4/2016: RedRover: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Listen Now

September 2016

August 2016

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Dr. Brandant Cruz


Dr. Brandant Cruz, grew up in Houston, Texas. His life has revolved around family and community and he excelled in academics as well as participating in a variety of athletic sports. Dr. Cruz attended The University of Texas at Austin after receiving an academic scholarship from the university. He discovered the game of rugby after being invited to play for the University of Texas team where he played until he received a Bachelor of Science – Biology in 2004. Dr. Cruz taught high school science in Dallas, Texas before he was afforded an opportunity to play professional rugby for the national team of Mexico. Dr. Cruz received his doctorate degree from Palmer College in 2010 and decided to return to Houston to begin his practice. His practice, Cruz Chiropractic, serves patients in the Houston and surrounding communities with chiropractic care. View Guest page

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Nicole Forsyth


For the past 10 years, Nicole Forsyth has been the President and CEO of RedRover, a nonprofit organization that brings animals from crisis to care and strengthens the bond between people and animals. Empathy is a big part of her vision for RedRover, and this is cultivated throughout the organization, everything from how the staff work together and how they interact with clients, volunteers, donors and other organizations. Nicole believes empathy helps people connect better with animals and others and can prevent abuse and neglect. In 2007, Nicole initiated the RedRover Readers program to help children understand the emotional states of animals, explore positive relationship with a human-animal model and develop skills necessary for empathy. Nicole wrote the story component for a bilingual, interactive graphic novel and game app, The Restricted Adventures of Raja, for children ages 7-11 to help them understand emotional states, care for others and practice empathy. View Guest page

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Toni Kuzmack


Past Member of Faithful Paws. Will call in to the show to share a story... View Guest page

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Wendelin Lauxen


Wendelin Lauxen from Germany is the founder and director of the 7EmiratesRun. Wendelin Lauxen has already run marathons on all 7 continents and broken the world record for the fastest completion multiple times over. His passion for running and his compassion to the United Arab Emirates lead him to initiate a run for charity to help needy children who suffer from deformities or amputations. He runs with the motto: "Run to help children back on their feet“. The 7 emirates Run is an endurance run like no other! Full distance teams of 7 runners and relay teams of 2-7 runners will run 539 kilometres in 7 days... an average of 77 km per day across the UAE. They have raised over 1Mio Dirhams and supported 6 children with prosthesis or orthosis. The run is through all 7 Emirates of The United Arab Emirates. They run for the pure joy of running, to promote a healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness for children who they want to support by raising funds. View Guest page

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Nicole Maybe


Nicole Mayne DVM is a trusted compassion filled Colleague, veterinarian, Canadian who is currently practicing in Florida. She will join us in a round table discussion. View Guest page

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Barb Moore


Current Leader of Faithful Paws. Will call in to the show to share a story... View Guest page

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Moustapha Mroueih


Thirty-five-year-old Moustapha Mroueh is a finance director with Visa Middle East. He is promoting the need to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain good habits. Mroueh, who has run 11 marathons and 3 ultra-marathons. View Guest page

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Fiona Oakes


Meet Fiona Oakes, elite marathon athlete, vegan, animal sanctuary founder, role model, and world-class woman... in every sense of the word. She founded and manages Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary in Essex, UK which provides love to over 400 rescued animals. Fiona Oakes is a triple Guinness World Record holder who has cometed literally all over the world. She holds World Records for being the fastest woman to run a Marathon on every Continent and the North Pole. She raises funds through all of her athletic endeavors to support her passion...her love for animals. She developed this passion at a tender young age supported by her family. Fiona is an Honorary Patron of the Vegan Society, a Patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society, and an Honorary Member and founder of the largest vegan running club in the world – Vegan Runners. She diligently devotes her every waking moment to the passionate causes she believes in....and SHE is making a difference! View Guest page

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Emilio Palafox


Emilio is an independent oil & gas consultant, coach, bio-hacker, advisor, entrepreneur and lifestyle designer. Emilio grew up in El Paso, TX. He acquired his Bachelor’s in Finance & Economics at Texas State University. Emilio is an experienced Financial Analyst who has worked for companies such as Chevron and BHP Billiton and has continued his proven track record of turning nothing into something. In 2014, Emilio decided to become an Independent Oil & Gas Consultant. Emilio help companies become more efficient, effective and successful at their operations by doing SAP Implementations in Production, Revenue and Royalty Accounting. In 2016, Emilio decided to put his talents, passions and “why” for life into starting his own coaching business where he currently does the same thing he did for companies, but this time for individuals. Emilio coaches on High Performance & Human Potential Development, which embraces the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual quadrants. View Guest page

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Michael Stavinoha


Renaissance man Michael Stavinoha is a true entrepreneur. After starting several companies, he put his attention on Real Estate. Mr. Stavinoha brings a wealth of business experience to the profession and serves his clients well. He uses his analytical tools to understand the market better. He wants to be able to educate his clientele on the lastest news and trends in Real Estate. A people person, he makes friends everywhere he goes. An innovative, creative businessman, Stavinoha has a degree in economics and international business which has helped in all of his businesses.His businesses include Stavi Enterprises, a marketing and branding business, Modern Style Flooring importing and selling flooring from Asia and Europe, offering clients the opportunity to use it in their homes, Autonus a business consultant web IT development company, and Launch Party Podcast with the mission to educate, entertain and excite conversation between like-minded individuals. View Guest page

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Diana Stone, DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVPM, MPH


Dr. Diana Stone is a Professor in the Pathobiology Department at SGU. She teaches veterinary immunology and participates in the veterinary public health course. Her research interests focus on infectious diseases and, in particular, zoonotic pathogens. Dr. Stone's current research projects include studies on vector-borne diseases in dogs, and zoonotic viruses in bats in Grenada. Dr. Stone was the faculty advisor for the One Health One Medicine community outreach clinics held in Grenada. Dr. King was the SGU SVM student at the time who first initiated these community service clinics. More recently Dr. Stone helped to organize an SGU SVM hosted rabies diagnostics training course. To build on this experience of training Caribbean nationals, Dr. Stone, applied for an NIH training grant to conduct graduate level training on vector borne diseases. It is hoped that this kind of training will better prepare the region in preventing and responding to outbreaks of vector borne diseases. View Guest page

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Nikolas Toocheck


Running the World for Children. "You don't have to be BIG to make a difference!" This superstar comes in a small package with a GINORMOUS heart! His family is an incredible role-model support system that continues to inspire all generations. Nik was OFFICIALLY the youngest person in all of history to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents...all at the age of 11. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes! Nik believes in doing what you love...and utilizing your talent for good. In September of 2014, Nik set a World Record at age 11 and raised over $42,000 for Operation Warm, an organization that provides new coats to underprivileged children. Currently Nik is completing running a marathon in ALL of the 50 states (31 down, 19 to go) in his stateside campaign....this time for the SEVA foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of blindness and preservation of eyesight. View Guest page

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Eddie Vega


Eddie is from the Philippines and Guam. He runs marathons BAREFOOT to raise money for people who need shoes! His passion is helping others! Eddie had contracted a hookworm disease infection during his childhood due to playing outside barefoot. This is a zoonotic disease that can cause serious illness internally. Eddie then began an advocacy campaign because of a dare of running a marathon barefoot because of not having a shoe on the event. After his parents passed away, he decided to run barefoot all the way in dedication to his parents. He is passionately working with Sole4Souls, a charitable organization that distributes thousands of shoes to impoverished countries. He was able to materialize 13,000 brand new pairs of shoes to help with those in need after Typhoon Yolanda. He has run marathons on all 50 states, Japan, the Philippines, and in some parts in Asia. He was also given a Modern Day Pinoy Heroes Recognition by the Western Union Philippines. View Guest page

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