Welcome to another inspiring episode of the Growing Our Future podcast. Host Aaron Alejandro brings you another insightful conversation with a special guest who has sown seeds of greatness throughout his life. Today’s guest is none other than Congressman Bill Sarpalius, the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Let’s dive into his incredible journey and the lessons he shares.
Congressman Hon. Bill Sarpalius’ life epitomizes the American Dream. Abandoned by his father, he faced homelessness with his brothers and a struggling mother. Despite early hardships, he found refuge in Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch at 13, where he started in fifth grade unable to read. Graduating high school with $100, he entered politics, addressing alcohol and drug abuse in Texas. Elected to the Texas Senate for eight years and later to the U.S. Congress for six, Sarpalius gained global recognition for supporting Lithuania’s independence, earning the “Grand Duke of Lithuania” award. His compelling story makes him a sought-after Keynote Speaker, emphasizing resilience, determination, and triumph over adversity. His involvement in Baltic States’ independence contributed to the Soviet Union’s downfall.
Watch Full Interview:
- Turning Point
- Political Career and Advocacy
- International Impact
- Grand Duke Title
- FFA Journey and Life Lessons
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