If Life Gives You Lemons Make a Lemonade

The remarkable, bittersweet story of Chaker Khazaal who was born stateless in a refugee camp and told that all doors to the world would be shut for him.

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Imagine being born as a stateless refugee and told, from an early age, that all doors to the world would, for you, be closed. This is the remarkable story of Chaker Khazaal who has been handed a succession of lemons in life only to constantly make lemonade from them, never submitting to defeat and never giving up. Welcome to the trailer of our first pilot video production from our CI Talks studios in Lebanon and the Middle East and we look forward to sharing with you many more inspirational videos featuring a diversity of cultures to help you be inspired to take action and design the life that you want to live and the person you want to be. Nothing is impossible but if it doesn't challenge you it will not change you.
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If Life Gives You Lemons Make a Lemonade

A remarkable, bittersweet story of Chaker Khazaal who was born stateless in a refugee camp and told that all doors to the world would be shut for him. Describing himself as Palestinian, Lebanese, Canadian and New Yorker, Chaker made it his business to design the life he wanted to lead, applying to international universities for scholarships until one accepted him, overcoming rejection to become a best selling author and more. When the sea gets rough, it is time to become a better sailor. From his futureless early beginnings to winning a scholarship at York University in Canada, overcoming the odds to become a successful author of best sellers and surviving the Beirut 2020 explosion, Chaker makes his debut on CI Talks in what is also our first pilot production from our CI Talks Lebanon studio and the Middle East.
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If Life Gives You Lemons Make a Lemonade

The remarkable, bittersweet story of Chaker Khazaal who was born stateless in a refugee camp and told that all doors to the world would be shut for him.

Chaker Khazaal

Chaker Khazaal is a Palestinian, Lebanese, Canadian, New Yorker, and also an author, reporter and public speaker. Born in a refugee camp, he elevated himself from statelessness to university and public figure. His story is one of grit and determination to fulfill life goals.

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