Forgiveness Redefined by Candice Mama

Candice Mama - Forgiveness Redefined

Candice Mama - Forgiveness RedefinedA young woman’s journey towards forgiving the apartheid assassin who brutally murdered her father.

Forgiveness Redefined is Candice Mama’s honest and healing story. It tells how she found ways to deal with the death of her father, Glenack Masilo Mama, and to forgive the notorious apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock, the man responsible for his brutal murder.

Follow Candice’s journey of discovering how her father died, how this affected her and how she battled the demons of depression before the age of sixteen. But most importantly, follow her journey towards beating the odds and rising above her heartbreaks.


Candice Mama - Forgiveness RedefinedCandice Mama is the author of “Forgiveness Redefined” who started her work in forgiveness, reconciliation and trauma after her story of forgiving apartheid assassin and her father’s murderer, Eugene De Kock, made international news. Having been inundated with requests to show people how to forgive she went on to become an award winning international speaker who’s story has been heard by the Dalai Lama. Candice has lent her voice and expertise to multiple NGO organisations around the world as well as higher learning institutions including AIME Australia, Tears Africa, University of the University of Wollongong.

She has also starred in over half a dozen documentaries around the world including New York, Netherlands, Paris and Cape Town.

Her passion lies in healing trauma and redefining ones own narrative after pain. She uses multiple sources to do so besides speaking, writing a book, contributing to global dialogues and utilising creative platforms to spread
the message of internal peace, hope and forgiveness.

• Vogue Paris’s 1 of 33 most inspiring women in the world alongside: Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, Malala
• Starring in acclaimed documentary, It’s A Pleasure to Meet You based on her and Siyah Mgoduka Showcased Louis Vuitton Foundation
• In 2017 Candice was presented with the Human Beacon of Dignity Award in New York presented by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin Lindner for her contribution in the field of forgiveness.
• The release of her debut published book “Forgiveness Redefined” in November 2019

Candice Mama - Forgiveness Redefined

The Two Sides To A Face: My Journey with Sturge Weber Syndrome

The Two Sides To A Face_

A story of my life focusing on the important points of Sturge Weber Syndrome. From my lifesaving brain surgery, to my endless eye struggles with glaucoma. My younger years I lived in the hospitals as the complexities of my condition affected me.

I also focus on social acceptance and my struggle with self image as a teenager. From laser treatments on my birthmark to trying to cover it with makeup as I simply just want to fit in. While I struggle with bullies and becoming the person I am.

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Chelsey was born with a rare neurological condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome in 1985. Growing up with the condition brought many challenges like extreme surgeries, to living in the hospital as a young child.

She didn’t let her struggles stop her and she accomplished everything she set her mind to. From graduating, going to college, getting married and even becoming a mother. She now lives happily with her husband and two daughters in Alberta, Canada. She is an ambassador for the birthmark community. She advocates for individuals born with physical disabilities and facial differences.

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Severed: A Memoir of Hope and Healing

Severed a Memoir of Hope and Healing

Born into a home marked by profound dysfunction, Sandra Jarvis struggles to overcome the messages ingrained throughout her childhood. I’m not worthy. I’m not loveable. I’ll never be enough. The physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse of her childhood, all hidden behind the carefully crafted façade of a model Mormon home, leave her wondering if there really is a God—and if so, what must she do to prove her worth?

She marries young, hoping to escape the misery of her childhood, only to discover that you can’t run from the effects of abuse. Bitterness and anger increase as she’s faced with seemingly endless trials—postpartum depression, a porn-addicted spouse, an LGBTQ child, a cancer diagnosis, overwhelming debt, and fear—constant fear for what the future might hold. With all of this overshadowing her world, Sandra thinks things can’t get any worse.

Then a tragic accident nearly severs her right hand. Although the damage to her hand brings an entirely new set of problems, it also gives Sandra an unexpected opportunity to not only recover, but to begin severing herself from the lies that have always ruled her life, the ones she’s told herself to prove she’s not enough. Only then does she discover that life is just what you make of it, that adversity can make you stronger, and that perhaps, things are exactly the way they are supposed to be.

Severed: a Memoir of Hope and Healing is the powerful true story of finding hope and purpose amid life’s challenges. It provides proof that even in life’s darkest moments, peace is available, perhaps even plentiful.

Severed a Memoir of Hope and HealingAbout the Author:
Sandra Jarvis is an Energy Leadership Coach and an Associate Certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She’s passionate about helping women of faith live their best life, even in times of trouble. She often works with women who have a history of trauma or abuse to help them discover their worth and reclaim their power. As a survivor of trauma and abuse herself, she’s familiar with adversity and understands the work involved in healing and moving forward to create a beautiful and fulfilling life.

Ms. Jarvis loves to read, write, bake, sew, and crochet. She’s the creator of Angie and Arnold Dolls, which she donates to children who are experiencing trauma or major medical issues. She’s also an accomplished violinist, a chocolate addict, and a lover of all things Disney. Sandra is the mother of five adult children, grandma to six little ones, and currently resides in the state of Washington with her husband, Jim.


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