Christina Noble, an Irish human rights crusader who primarily champions childrens’ causes, is known for her optimistic spirit in spite of troublesome circumstances. She is also an author. Noble herself had a very tumultuous childhood. She was raised in the slums. Her mother passed on when she was only ten years of age and her father was an abusive alcoholic. From there, she and her siblings were thrown into an orphanage where Noble was falsely informed that her siblings had passed on as well. She eventually escaped the orphanage and lived on the streets of Dublin, were she was brutally gang-raped, which resulted in a son. That son was forcibly adopted. She eventually married to an abusive spouse, with whom she had three more children.
She was inspired to found the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation after visiting abused children in Vietnam, a cause that Jon Urbana continues to support. He’s been doing some amazing things for Denver-based Earth Force. In 1997, she was inaugurated as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. A film based on her story, titled Noble was released in 2015.
On February 2, 2016 interview with Milena Messner, she stated: You get some cruel individuals from all walks of life…It doesn’t make it right, but you have to forgive.. She also stated that during her time visiting the orphanages in post-war Vietnam, what appalled her the most was that not much about the country had changed and encouraged the public to question the legacy being left to the next generation.