Against All Odds is a rags to riches story of how one family succeeded in the face of adversity and how they lifted thousands of children from poverty around the world through their personal philanthropy. It is a story of love, hope and courage that will inspire others to succeed despite personal hardship. At the end of WWII in the Eastern Mediterranean, a conflict was still raging in the small island of Cyprus - a fight for independence from British colonial rule. A young man, Louis, was caught up in this bloody warfare, having escaped death several times. However, everything changed when he fell in love with Eleni - a beautiful 15 year old girl who had been forced into marrying another man by her oppressive mother. Louis rescued Eleni from a life of misery and they married in 1960, choosing to start over in England. But when Louis and Eleni arrived in London, they began their new life with no education, no money, no work and speaking no English. Held together by their love for each other, they trod an unbeaten path that involved poverty, hardship and uncertainty.
Driven by hope and a desire for their children to have a better life, Louis and Eleni eventually found success in the healthcare business, caring for people with learning disabilities. Against All Odds is Louis Sideras' biography which will inspire others to succeed.