I woke up around 4:30 one morning with these thoughts heavy on my mind and heart, and decided that writing a book that would guide young people toward strong character could be useful. The Lord poured all kinds of thoughts into my mind as I quickly transcribed onto the computer these thoughts, and created a short book. It evolved over the following months, as my daughters and some friends gave helpful feedback.
After birth, I was flown by helicopter to a children’s hospital for the doctors to close up the opening in my back. Throughout my life, I have had over 30 surgeries, including my head, my back and my legs, as well as shunt revisions.