“My personal dramas and traumas could rival any reality show script … [I’ve endured] the aftermath of domestic violence, failed marriages, miscarriages and a near fatal gunshot wound,” said O’Neill, who worked with such greats as John Wayne and won acclaim for her role in the movie, Summer of ’42.
O'Neill will share with the audience her message of finding peace and strength through her relationship with God. She will also discuss Hope and Healing at Hillenglade, an innovative therapy program for veterans and their families using horses to help restore relationships and ease wounded spirits.
“We’re delighted Ms. O’Neill is speaking at this year’s Prayer Breakfast,” said Phil Chiles, who chairs the 2014 Prayer Breakfast Board. “She has a poignant story to share -- one that, as she herself says, can be a humble reminder that all that glitters is not always gold.”
Members of the public are invited to the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, an interfaith annual event to promote spiritual support or the Governor and other officeholders in Illinois.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by credit card at IllinoisGovernorsPrayerBreakfast.com.