<p><span></span>For <em>Survivor: Redemption Island </em>castaway <strong>Julie Wolfe</strong>, the prospect of the show's $1 million prize was life-changing. "I've had some huge financial challenges," Julie tells<em> Life & Style</em> about her home being in foreclosure. But on last night's episode, the 50-year-old divorcee and firefighter from Oceanside, Calif., was eliminated. Now speaking to <em>Life & Style</em>, Julie says she won something even more valuable than money from her experience on the show: "God is back in my life."<br />
During the competition, Julie says witnessing one particular duel on Redemption Island changed everything. "Krista ended up losing, and she gave Matt her Bible. I was just like, 'Whoa, I am here for a reason,'" recalls Julie. "The whole story with Matt and his faith in God just created a reborn relationship with my relationship with God."
After the show, Julie says she found a church and decided to file for bankruptcy in order to save her home. Now she's working on paying back the money she owes, and though she's not completely in the clear, she's no longer stressed by her financial situation. "All the stress, all my financial stress has been lifted. I left Survivor for a reason," Julie tells Life & Style. "You can't put a price tag on salvation. I got way more out of the experience than a million dollars."
As for which of the remaining contestants Julie intends to vote for as the live May 14 finale inches closer, the mother of two says her pick won't be personal. "My vote is going to be for who I think deserves to win that million dollars based on the way they played the game," she says.
Watch Survivor: Redemption Island Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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