Episode 10

In the first-ever listener requested episode, Bill welcomes Erin Merryn, childhood sexual abuse survivor turned author, speaker, child advocate and activist. Erin is the founder and president of Erin’s Law,  a law that has been credited for preventing dozens of child predators from harming countless children throughout the United States. Erin has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC Nightline, TODAY Show, TLC, and CNN, as well as many other popular programs and publications. 

About Erin's Law

The first U.S. child sexual abuse prevention education law requiring children be educated in school about identifying sexual abuse.  Thus far, the law has been passed in 31 states with 17 additional states preparing to vote on the bill in 2017 or 2018. 

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Bill Coon is a two-time heart transplant recipient, kidney recipient, author, professional speaker and patient advocate.

After being diagnosed with end-stage heart and kidney failure in 2009, Bill later spent 70 days in the Intensive Care Unit of a Chicago hospital waiting for the gift of life. While he waited, Bill wrote a journal each day with the hope of someday creating a book that would serve as a support system to anybody who was ill. That book later became SWIM: A Memoir of Survival, an international seller that has aided thousands in overcoming the mental battle of various illnesses. Bill later went on to become a patient advocate and sought-after speaker who uses his story to inspire thousands each year.