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Angel Catcher
Jill says, "We've had so many inspirational guests over the years, and I guess the ones that really stick with me the most are the ones that make me think about how important it is to live big all the time."

One such story was that of 22-year-old photojournalist Dan Eldon, who was covering the United Nations involvement in Mogadishu, Somalia, for the Reuters news agency. On July 12, 1993, a terrible bombing by U.N. forces killed or injured 60. The Somalians were so angry that they picked up pipes and stones and attacked the journalists. Dan started to run, but was hit with a large stone from behind and killed.

On the show, Dan's mother and sister, Kathy, told of how driven and full his tragically short life was, and how inspiring his has been to them. Kathy put together and book called Angel Catcher, "which now we've published, which we hope will help other people not only capture the essence of the person they've loved, but also help them going through the grieving process."
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FROM: Oprah's Producers' Favorite Moments II
Published on January 27, 2005

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