Speaker coming to New Heights, York University: He survived Sept. 11 in Twin Towers and talks about purpose in life

YORK – A very special speaker will be in York on Sept. 17, to share his story about surviving the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City and his journey afterwards in finding his purpose and if there is something more to life than he knew before.

Sujo John will be speaking that morning at 10 a.m., at the New Heights Assembly of God Church, at 1522 South Grant Avenue.

He will also speak at the Campbell Center at York University at 6:30 p.m. The Campbell Center is located at East 10th Street and Mayhew Avenue.

He moved from India to the United States in February of 2001, seeking a new life of adventure and prosperity; he began his career on the North Tower of the World trade Center. Then the unthinkable happened when a terrorist attack brought both towers crashing to the ground.

John was 81 floors high in the World Trade Center when the airplanes hit on Sept. 11. He saw “death written on every face” as the South Tower imploded in front of him.

“For the first time in my life, I was confronted with my mortality,” he said.

He says a Bible verse popped into his head: Romans 10:13, which says, “Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

John is now sharing his message and realization “there is more to life than materialism.” As a motivational speaker, he now shares his story of hope and resilience before audiences world-wide and York will benefit from being a near-future destination to share.

From universities and community events to Fortune 500 companies, his goal has been to inspire people to live out their full potential and to be a catalyst for change. He has been featured in national and international media, including National Geographic, BBC, CBC, Associated Press, The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Times-London and The National Post.

He is also the founder of YouCanFreeUs, an international human rights organization focused on fighting modern slavery around the world.

The public is welcome, and encouraged, to attend both events on Sept. 17.

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