The Brenda Walsh Story Known to thousands of 3ABN viewers as “Miss Brenda;” the smiling children’s program host remembers a time when smiling wasn’t easy. As a busy nursing student and “Miss Kentucky” beauty contestant; Brenda; at age 18; had a promising future of success; love; and happiness. But soon Brenda found herself at the mercy of a deceptive; cruel; and out-of-control man – threatening her very life. Brenda Walsh; with the help of gifted author Kay D. Rizzo; makes her gripping and powerful story come to life. Battered to Blessed is Brenda’s amazing journey from pain to peace and to loving again; trusting again; and living a whole new life of incredible joy in Jesus!