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Finding Sylvia's Haven

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Mike and Joyce speak with Sylvia Anthony on June 13 about her autobiographical book, Till the End of Time.

Life has not always been easy for Sylvia Anthony, but if you met her you would see a vibrant, remarkable woman who today, at age 83, stands as a pillar of inspiration that life does not end in retirement – but finding new meaning in life is what gives us life!  Sylvia overcame insurmountable adversity in order to help others and is living proof that life can be lived victoriously at any age. As founder and president of Sylvia’s Haven, a shelter for women and children near Boston, Sylvia has helped transform over 1077 lives in the past 26 years. While there is never enough money (she has loaned her own money to the shelter many times and has not received pay for the past four years), Sylvia wouldn’t change what she does for the world and calls it her “magnificent obsession!”

Adding ‘author’ to her vast repertoire, Sylvia’s latest book, Till the End of Time (Xulon Press), is her compelling biography, seasoned with wisdom from a vast array of real-life experiences, that portrays a rich emotional and personal journey of transformation from an abused child to senior citizen. It is an extraordinary true story of abuse, love, sorrow and triumph – and is a story that will forever change your life.

Sylvia Anthony talks about overcoming childhood beatings and an abusive marriage, and learning to cope with life's hardships to found a haven for abused women.