Testimonials for Aimmee

In this time of hardship and suffering, many people have lost hope and they can’t see the possibilities in front of them. They have lost their perspective and inspiration. This is a perfect time for Aimmee’s story; a film that will their spirit and touch their souls. When I read her book “Tears of Hope,” I recognized the power in her message as Aimmee delivers a very impactful and heartfelt message to humanity. More than just writing the script for LIGHT from the SHADOWS, I wanted to co-produce and be involved in projecting this unique and beautiful project.

Aimmee’s story will lift humanity’s consciousness through her life’s example of Forgiveness, Perseverance, Hope, Wisdom, Love, and Peace.”

Eric P. Granger

Best Screenplay Awards Winner, Author, Producer

This is the story of a woman of our time who rose above and mastered unimaginable human suffering and despair, faced impossible situations and was able to transform the most daunting obstacles into a path of light for others.
This is a book whose time has come!”

Angelika Selle

President,"Women's Federation For World Peace" USAandVice-President WFWP International (North America)

We all have a story — a story of heartache and triumph. Aimmee’s story of unspeakable hardships and tribulations from early childhood and her relentless will to survive is a true testament to the power of the human Spirit. While it would be easy to fall into a state of sympathy for her misfortunes, that is not what Aimmee wants to accomplish with her message. Her message of love, forgiveness, hope, and peace shall inspire her readers to take a different look at their life.

I was moved by Aimmee’s heartfelt belief that she was chosen to carry on her challenges to prepare for her special destiny in the future — to empower humanity! Like Victor Frankl was able to transform the horrors of the Holocaust to remind us of the power of purpose, Aimmee’s story brings us the message of hope. But unlike Frankl, Aimmee accomplished her feats with just a fourth-grade education! Her wisdom is raw and authentic, her writing style is exquisite, and will touch the very core of your being. Don’t let one tear drop without hope to fulfill your purpose in life.”

SoFeya Joseph

Founder, and Creator of i’MAGiNT LiFE, Author, of “Choreography of Awakening,” International Speaker, Former Olympic Coach

“Life’s challenges no matter how unpleasant, are opportunities to reveal who we are and what we are meant to do. Aimee demonstrates as long as you are listening to the higher self and ready to answer to a higher calling, all experiences serve an important purpose, even if its not clear at the time they are happening.

Aimmee discovered through her great trials, you always hold the key to your own freedom. Her story is something of a wonder for her to not only be alive, but to be such a positive force in the service of others. She is a light that has shined through the dark times of war and continues to illuminate a path to living a better life.

If you want to know see how ANY major challenge or set back in life can be used as fuel for your Soul’s journey, read Aimee’s book Tears of Hope.”

James Rick Stinson

Founder of FullPotential.com, “Mr. Full Potential”

“Tears of Hope -Unbelievably motivating and inspiring.
I, Dr. Fred (DocFred) Simkovsky, as a certified master life and career coach, award winning host of Vision of Success Talk Radio on the AWOP/AMOP network, Raven International Media Productions, listened to by over 3.5 million people and growing in 128 countries, who has guided over 1,000+ individuals in 6 countries in the last 15 years alone, don’t read absolutely every book, in their entirety, that people send to me. But, “ Tears of Hope” by Aimmee Kodachian is that rare read you can’t put down!”

Dr. Fred (DocFred) Simkovsky

CMCP “Make a Difference in this World- You Matter”

“Aimmee’s story is a must-read for Americans yearning to sense the reality of life in war-torn Middle Eastern countries. It’s a story of forgiveness, resilience and ultimately transformation…how these redemptive qualities can lead to the realization of life’s dreams, even when born out of the most devastating circumstances. It’s hard to say, “I loved this book,” for I cannot love the things that brought it about. I can say I love that Aimmee shared this powerful story and with it, reminded us all of the power of love. Thank you, Aimmee!”

Cat Schelling

Reader, Irvine, California

“My entire life I have been kept from reading books for a very powerful reason. I was not to be influenced by any other written knowledge until my knowledge in it’s pure and genuine form arrived to me on November 17, 2009 @ 6:24 AM.

I read all the time since my experience but only significant parts of books, the parts that I am suppose to read to affirm the knowledge and Insights that arrived to me.

When I was around 8 years old I read the story of Babe Ruth a totally insignificant story. It was however the first and last book I read cover to cover.

Today, I completed your book, the first book I have read cover to cover since age 8, even though I have a college education. I was drawn to your story and once I got there I could not turn back.

I found my eyes tearing throughout the book.

It was especially powerful to me as I looked into the message that was much deeper than many will see.
We must stop war, we must show compassion for everyone and we must help those that need our help.

Thank you for sharing your story with me. It was part of my training and I did not miss the message. I will be proud to share the stage with you someday soon
You are a special person, a survivor and a teacher”

Don Saunders

Saunders Enterprises, LLC Author: “The Power of Knowing How Life Works”

“As a Minister and a Pastor, I have ministered to men, women and even teenagers. Many of the stories I’ve heard would break your heart. However, none has ever touched me as deeply as Aimmee’s story. Not taking away from any of those other stories, I must however say that “Tears of Hope” is one of the most compelling stories of tragedy, strength and courage I’ve ever heard or read.

“Tears of Hope” is a glimpse into what faith, love and courage can overcome. It’s a story everyone, regardless of gender, age, religion, nationality or even financial status, can relate to, and benefit from at some level. “Tears of Hope” is billed as the story of a Middle Eastern Cinderella. I’m here to tell you that Aimmee’s story makes Cinderella’s story look like a walk in the park. It is by far more compelling because it’s not a fairytale but the true story of an amazing woman’s struggles to overcome what seemed like insurmountable obstacles in her life. She teaches us that anything is possible if you don’t lose faith in God and you don’t give up. I encourage everyone to read this wonderfully inspiring true story of an amazingly strong and courageous woman. Let her story encourage and inspire you. May the Lord always keep you in His right hand of righteousness.”

Rev. Maria J. Boyd

Capstone Ministries

“A story of Tears and of Hope, A riveting tale that leads the reader through war, death, injustice, tragedy, obstacles, abuse and darkness to a final destination of triumph. How much can one young girl endure and still find hope? This book is not only inspiring, but sobering. It’s a story that pricks the conscience, delves the soul, strengthens the spirit, and touches the heart.”

Paul A. Williams

“Last night I sat and read your book until 3:00am. The way you were treated as a young teenager opened a floodgate of memories. I believe if war was necessary it would be easier to swallow, but none of what you described served any purpose other than vanity, jealousy, greed and anger. Thank you for your lovely story of faith and hope. Thank you also for doing the thing you feared most…finding an audience with your writing.”

Daphne Gastis

“I read your book and could not put it down. What a tremendous story. You are a woman of such great strength – I admire you and what you have endured during the years. Yours is a book everyone should read. It touched my soul and somehow I could feel your pain and anguish. At times, it brought tears to my eyes – you are truly an INSPIRATION TO ALL WOMAN”

AnneMarie Ortega

“Tears of Hope deals with the reality of extraordinary challenges. This is a story about someone who faced severe adversity and tragedy, yet did not allow those experiences to dictate a course of failure. Instead, Aimmee held on to her hope and dreams to overcome her struggles and create a life of success and triumph!”

Pastor Danny Hand

Christian City Church, Las Vegas

“Hi my name is Maral Kaprielian. I am writing this letter as testimony to my dear friend who I think of like a sister, Aimmee Kodachian. When I started reading her book “Tears of Hope” I went 30 years back when her father which is my dads relative came to my dad asking him for help during the Lebanese civil war. When I met Aimmee, she was about 13 years old. She was a tall beautiful girl. She had a sad pale face. Aimmee has lived a very difficult life, but not without a purpose. I was there for her as much as I could be . When she got married I was her maid of honor. I thought her life would get better, but when I witnessed her new life “Chapter 5″ My heart dropped I was shocked at how she was being treated and that was just the beginning of her long harsh life. I am so happy she came through those days and her life has changed, she truly is a special woman through her courage and perseverance it is truly an inspiration for so many of us.”

Maral Kaprielian

“Aimmee’s book is truly inspiring and needs to be shared. For too long, the horrors of war and abuse have been hidden or mitigated for the benefits of the perpetrators, leaving the victims in shame and perplexity. It took great courage to speak up, especially coming from a Middle Eastern culture. Aimmee has done so beautifully in her book ‘Tears of Hope’, showing the devastation brought about by events beyond her control, yet with an unshakable hope she can now share with others. Through her book, we realize that it is possible to overcome life’s greatest challenges, and move out of hopelessness into a truly empowered life.”

Danielle J. Duperret, PhD

“I started to read your book on my flight home to Maui. Even though I was tired I couldn’t put the book down. The first chapter really got my attention. Just the thought of losing one of my brothers brings tears to my eyes, and the way you lost yours was so tragic. Once back home I continued to read, and read, and read. Every time I reached towards your book I would be filled with heavy emotion, my eyes would well with tears remembering what I had already read. Still, I continued. I needed to get to what I hoped would be a happy ending.

The thing is from reading your story I learned that many times the road to happiness is filled with so many twists and turns that you wonder if you can go on. One night after reading more of your story, I had a dream that we were being bombed. I could see the bullets coming towards us. It lasted for about 30 seconds. I woke up with my heart pounding and out of breath. I had just experienced but a small fraction of what you went through for years. Yet, what I went through was only a dream. Aimmee, you mention throughout your book how you cried out to God. How you prayed, and prayed, when you were alone. It’s obvious to me that He heard your prayers. I believe that God always answers our prayers. I also believe that God gives us free choice and with these choices come consequences. Countries around the world make choices that affect their people in terrible ways. So many innocent people die as a result of these choices. God spared your life for a reason. You have been through so much, yet you never gave up. It may have taken you awhile to get where you are today but because of this you are stronger and more knowledgeable about the things of this world. Now you can use all of this to encourage and inspire people not to give up on themselves and especially not to give up on God. Like you say, everyone has a story. Everyone can use their story to help others. I pray that you take your book (your life) and use it for God’s Honor and Glory. If you do this, You and your family will be blessed, blessed, blessed, for that is His promise. Thank you for your time. I hope to meet you some day. God Bless.”

Cathy Steen

“I don’t like to read, but for some reason I couldn’t put this book down, as cliché as it sounds. To know that someone overcame all these things, and came out a brave and strong woman, is more than just inspirational. She covers many topics from dyslexia to the crises in the middle east, to abuse, love, hate, disrespect, family, life, death and everything in between. She’s experienced everything with no stability, no luxury, no happiness. The book helps you see how much you take your own life for granted. I loved every single page of it. It shows you the importance of family, the importance of being able to rely on yourself and no one else. It’s about strength, sacrifice, and love. I’d recommend it everyone and anyone.”

Sarin K

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