In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan embarked on a yearlong journey around the globe, beginning with a three-month stint volunteering at an orphanage in civil war-torn Nepal. But a shocking truth would forever change his life: these rambunctious, resilient children were not orphans at all but had been taken from their families by child traffickers who falsely promised to keep them safe from war before abandoning them in the teeming chaos of Kathmandu. For Conor, what started as a footloose ramble became a dangerous, dedicated mission to unite youngsters he had grown to love with the parents they had been stolen from-a breathtaking adventure, as Conor risked everything in the treacherous Nepalese mountains to bring the children home.
Conor pledged to not only start a new orphanage for the children he encountered but to start an entire new program dedicated to reuniting kids with their lost families in remote villages in the Nepalese hills, a four-day walk at best through war-torn precincts with no roads. Conor's organization, Next Generation Nepal, has reconnected almost 300 families with children they feared were lost to them forever.
An astonishing testament to true courage, the transformative power of love, and the ability of one man to make a real difference.