Born in communist Czechoslovakia in 1955, Vodenka spent his childhood years longing for freedom. Later married and with children, Vodenka knew he had to give his family a better life and planned their defection from behind the Iron Curtain. They left in the middle of a dark night and ran across the border while being chased by guards with automatic weapons and dogs. After 29 years in America, Vodenka now lives his version of "the American Dream" as a successful business owner and public speaker, sharing his love for the freedom he found here.
Event Type(s): Legacy Amendment
Age Group(s): Adult