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When Nate got a call from The Oprah Show producers asking him to return to Sri Lanka for a follow-up, he says he wasn't the least bit interested. "I think mentally I had associated everything scary and bad and loss and grief with that area geographically," Nate says. "So my initial reaction was, 'No, I'm too scared. I don't want to do it.'" Then, Nate says he had a change of heart. "Within an hour, I had changed my mind and realized that what I feared the most would probably be the biggest gift that I would receive," Nate says.
So Nate embarks on a 20-hour flight halfway around the globe to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, and the city where he stayed for six days after surviving the tsunami.