By: Moninda Marube

Since I was a young boy, I always felt a sense of passion for helping people. I knew I could help people to establish themselves, in various ways of their life. As time went by, and I grew in my experiences, it dawned on me that the greater my dreams were, the less likely they would come true without the help of others. I knew that holding hands and working together with like minds, we could ‘turn our driveway into a highway.’ Meaning, together we can achieve more.

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‘Life is full of bills and wills,’ we work, we pay bills and taxes, we buy necessities for our survival and extras too, and hopefully we have enough to save in case an emergency and when we are too old to work. We are so engrained into selling our time; we are putting a meager value on our lives. We give ourselves little time in return to enjoy or share it with others. We completely miss the point. So in other words, your pocket will never grow full of money working tirelessly, nor will it grow full helping others. But it just takes a little bit of your time to start helping other people out. It is with this great revelation that I realized the best investment one can make is giving to others what one has an abundance of. Busy yourself with emptying your full cup into others’, no matter what it is full of, rather than spending your whole life filling your own cup, just to watch it overflow.

In my teens I found a God given passion for running and it became the start of the great adventure of my life. In the hours upon hours, years upon years of solitary running all over the world, I started to conceive many thoughts and ideas which manifested a deep desire to help people. I know the best way I can help people is by educating and sensitizing them to the idea that each one of us harbors a great giant within and it is very anxious to be woken up. There is greatness inside of you so immense, nothing can stop it; all it takes is action. I communicated these thoughts to my adopted Dad, mentor, and coach, Dan Campbell, in which he responded, “Moninda, whatever your mind can imagine can become a reality.” Our imaginations are the doors to our true capabilities. Communicating it with someone else who could also take action was the first step to making this great idea a reality.

After having shared my story with those around me it was easy for my adopted mom, Shari Boyce-Campbell, to sum up my entire life story. I have always been escaping. I am from Kenya, a free and beautiful country, but it is a 3rd world country. I was always escaping something in my childhood, consistently on the run; running from a corrupt police officer, running from poverty, running from illiteracy, running from insecurity and on and on. I now live in America and I still see people trying to escape things every day; running from bills, running from the past, running from judgment, running from taxes, running from expectations and on and on . This is how Shari came up with our name, Escape from Freedom.

We all know that behind any success there must be great bridges and ladders. An idea is just an idea until it is tested and put to action. We decided to reach out to those around us with time and a shared passion of helping others. The truck of Escape From Freedom remained in the parking lot until Meagan Dube-Theriault, got in the driver’s seat and drove the four of us down the highway.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the wheels of this great truck continues rolling, until we can realized our shared goals of educating our society to the effects of childhood and adulthood obesity, and also sensitizing everyone to the overwhelming abundance of modern day slavery, better known as human trafficking. We are living in a world where the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have not’s is staggering. This gap grows wider every day. There are many ‘have not’s’ in this world, way more than the ‘haves’. If we ‘have not’s’ can come together we can gain our personal freedom and power back. If we choose to help others for the mere fact that it feels good, our world will change right before our eyes, and all of a sudden we have made ourselves into ‘haves’. The current ‘haves’ will have no choice but to share with us and in turn us to share with them.

Escape From Freedom would like to take responsibility for those most in need, through your blessing and support, by informing, educating, sensitizing, and most importantly, taking action. We want to do this with as many of you as we can.

“Let’s all aspire to live in a healthy society, that is ruled by love and charity.”Moninda Marube

Oct. 5th, 2014, Moninda Marube won the 23rd Maine Marathon in 2 hours, 29 minutes, 56 seconds. This was the third straight year and the sixth time in race history that the winner broke 2:30. Tiring and feeling pain near the end of the race, “What kept me going was the cause,” Marube said, “the cause of running the marathon, of Escape From Freedom. “That’s what gave me reason to continue running at the end.”

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students sent home after Protesting

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been closed indefinitely following students protest over new fee policy. The riots which began on Friday night spilled over to Saturday prompting closure of the Nairobi based institution on Saturday morning.
Students have been requested to vacate the university compound in the next one hour. They earlier blocked access into and out of the university burning a car.
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Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend

Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/CBS News) – This weekend, everyone is going to get the opportunity to take an extra hour of sleep. As the saying goes, “fall back, spring forward.”

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, so don’t forget to turn those clocks back.

The City of Minneapolis said that daylight saving time is also the perfect moment to change your batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Officials reminded that it is Minnesota law to have at least one smoke alarm per house level.

Meanwhile, British researchers report they believe children’s health would improve if we didn’t “lose” that extra hour of daylight.

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studied whether increased daylight hours would increase kids activity levels. They looked at 23,000 children ages 5 to 16 from nine countries, including the U.S.

The kids in the study wore an electronic…

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Girl Found Dead In Refrigerator After Six Months Ruled A Homicide

Originally posted on CBS Houston:

HOUSTON (AP) — The death of a 9-year-old Houston girl whose body was left in a refrigerator for six months has been ruled a homicide.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said Thursday that Ayahna Comb died from malnutrition and dehydration and suffered from other ailments such as a bone infection. A neighbor discovered the girl’s body in June.

A Child Protective Services worker says Comb’s mother acknowledged putting the body in a fridge drawer after finding the girl dead in January. The caseworker says the girl had cerebral palsy and weighed just 14 pounds when she died.

A Houston Police Department spokeswoman tells The Houston Chronicle the agency expects to file unspecified charges against Comb’s mother. The mother declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.

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VP Biden To Join Crist On Campaign Trail This Weekend

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Vice President Joe Biden will be joining former governor Charlie Crist on the campaign trail this weekend.

The vice president along with nominee for Lt. Governor Annette Taddeo and Congressman Joe Garcia will help Crist rally with supporters in Miami on Sunday.

Television star William Levy and Univision host Enrique Santos and Henry Muñoz will also join the group at the event.

The rally will take place at Florida International University’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center starting at noon.

Biden will then join Crist at a Souls to the Polls event in Fort Lauderdale located at Mt. Hermon AME Church, 401 NW 7th Terrace.

The event starts at 2:00 p.m.

Both events come on the final weekend for the community to vote early before the November 4th elections.

The early voting sites are open Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Miami-Dade and 7:00…

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Nissan Recalls Infiniti SUVs To Fix Air Bags

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DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs throughout the U.S. due to an airbag problem that could cause shrapnel to shoot shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

The recall covers some QX56 SUVs from 2013 and the QX80s from 2014. The company says inflators made by Takata Corp. were built with an incorrect outer baffle part. That can cause pressure to build up, and the inflators can rupture if driver’s side air bags are deployed.

Nissan has no reports of injuries from the problem. It was discovered after General Motors recalled 33,000 Cruze compact cars for the same problem in June. The Infiniti recall is part of a larger global recall of 260,000 Nissans announced last week.

Takata says the recall only affects GM and Nissan vehicles and is separate from another one covering 8 million vehicles in the U.S. In that…

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Homeless Man Found Dead Near Miami Laundromat

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police are piecing together a mystery murder outside a Laundromat near Marlins Park.

City of Miami Police said a body was found at 7 a.m. Friday morning outside the Laundromat located at 1259 NW 7th St.

Though police said they don’t know how the man died, there were clear trauma marks on his body. Authorities also said the man frequented the area.

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A source close to CBS4 said the victim was a white Hispanic male in his late 40s to early 50s and appeared to be homeless.

“I think it’s absolutely terrible the violence on the homeless people and absolutely uncalled for,” said neighbor Jack Sargent.

As of right now, authorities said no witnesses have stepped forward, but believe a security camera outside the store holds clues to what transpired.

“Hopefully someone will come…

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Early Voting Coming To A Close This Weekend

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Early voting is wrapping up this weekend just in time for the Nov. 4th general election.

Florida has one of the tightest governor’s races in the country and early voter turnout shows more Floridians have cast ballots so far than voted in the August primary statewide.

In Miami-Dade, more than 78-thousand people have already voted early.

In addition, more than 290-thousand absentee ballots were mailed out. Of those, more than 160-thousand have already been returned.

In Broward, more than 84-thousand people have already voted early and more than 98-thousand absentee ballots have been returned.

Miami -Dade early voting sites are open Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Early voting sites in Broward are open Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Kane, WWE’s Top Monster, Lists 3 Scariest Pro Wrestlers In History

Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:

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Kane, WWE’s top monster, lists the scariest wrestlers ever and talks about his new horror movie “See No Evil 2″ on the Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.

Simply put, there is no better guest to have on Halloween than WWE Superstar Kane.

He’s demonic, twisted, sinister and comes from the depths of Hell. That and he’s a butt-kicking machine with a red mask who is also carving out a name for himself as a Hollywood slasher.

I caught up with ‘The Big Red Monster’ just after the release of See No Evil 2, the sequel to WWE Studio’s first major release.

In the film, Kane resurrects the role of Jacob Goodnight, who has an insatiable appetite for gore and ruins a poor girl’s birthday party by going on a killing spree…

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Virgin Galactic Says Space Tourism Rocket Lost

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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost in Southern California and the status of the pilots is unclear.

The company tweeted Friday: “During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo.”

The company founded by British billionaire Richard Branson would not say what happened other that it was working with authorities to determine the cause of the “accident.”

Kern County Fire Department reported it was heading to a location in the Mojave Desert. California Highway Patrol Officer Darlena Dotson said the agency was responding to a report of a crash in the Cantil area.

Virgin Galactic has been the front-runner in the fledgling space-tourism industry. SpaceShipTwo, typically flown by a crew of two pilots, has been under development in the desert northeast of Los Angeles.

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