KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Pasco woman is returning home to share her family’s inspirational story of hope.
Tiffany Smiley, the wife of the first blind active military officer, will give a seminar on Saturday to “inspire women from all walks of life to live boldly” despite whatever circumstances they may be dealing with.
Her seminar “Story by Faith” will be a six-hour event, including speeches from a panel of strong women who use storytelling to share important values.
Just last week, she and her husband Scotty appeared on Fox and Friends to talk about how they regained hope after tragedy.
In 2005, a suicide bomber left Scotty badly injured. Scotty lost sight in both his eyes. Tiffany told the host of Fox and Friends she felt hopeless at the time, wondering if she and her husband still had a future.
A couple years later, while eating pizza at Scotty’s parents’ house in Pasco, the couple decided to write a book called Hope Unseen, which shares a message of tragedy to triumph by way of faith. The couple now travels the country, even joining President Donald Trump last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, to spread their story of hope.
“I think what’s true about the scripture is we all do have a future,” Tiffany said on Fox and Friends.
For her conference in Kennewick, Tiffany will be joined by presenters Virginia Kerr and Nichole Mischke, two journalists who have endured struggles and now use those struggles to inspire hope.
Kerr, a former news anchor in St. Louis, now runs a nonprofit TV show that features people who overcame hardships and now help others.
Nichole, a reporter in Spokane, once struggled with an eating disorder, had a child out of wedlock and lost her dad to an aggressive form of cancer. She says sharing her story has “freed her from the shackles of shame.”
The event will be at 5453 Ridgeline Drive Suite #140 in Kennewick from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $120.