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How Two Brothers Survived A Tsunami And Became Millionaires

How Two Brothers Survived A Tsunami And Became Millionaires

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There is perhaps nothing more resilient than the human spirit. We can lose everything that we hold dear, and still strive forward in the world. No matter how bad things may seem today, tomorrow is just around the corner. Those who have endured tragedy understand this notion better than anyone. On December 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake occurred under the Indian Ocean and generated a massive tsunami. Ultimately, it claimed more than 230,000 lives across 14 different countries. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. Among those lost were the parents of Rob, Paul, Matty and Rosie Forkan. Originally from the United Kingdom, the Forkan family was vacationing in Sri Lanka for the holidays when the tsunami crashed into t