“A life without discipline is a life without success.” Travis Angry
Travis Angry’s gift is showing others how to resolve fear and thrive. He knows that if he can do it, so can anyone.
CHANGE: If I Can You Can is the detailed story of a man destined for as much turmoil as life can provide. Travis created his identity through childhood rebellion, dropping out of school, being in the military, fighting cancer, marrying, divorcing, raising children as a single father, obtaining a college degree, writing a memoir, and working as a professional speaker.
Today, through his speaking and nationwide project, this story is at the heart of his mission: helping youth to overcome adversity and use hope as a tool for positive change. The Change: If I Can You Can project and book also address how parents and educators can serve as an important catalyst for creating a life of success.
As Travis states, “When our youth succeed at home, the community succeeds. When the community succeeds, then the city succeeds. When the city succeeds, the nation succeeds.”
About the Author
Travis Angry, youth inspirational-motivational speaker, military veteran, and two-time cancer survivor, is the founder and CEO of the inspirational youth outreach project, Change: If I Can, You Can. Travis’s vision for Change: If I Can, You Can serves as a catalyst to give youth resources and life-long connections to help them deal with each and every difficultytransforming them into positive life choices. His story of optimism and hope is shared at youth conferences, churches, schools nationwide. After overcoming his own struggles as a youth, Travis moved on to obtain a bachelor of science degree in business and public administration. Travis resides in Peoria, Arizona, as a single father with his two children, Tatiyana and DeVante. Visit www.TravisAngry.com to learn more about his project and speaking engagements.
Wendie Davis-Grauer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/English and has been a professional, freelance writer since 2003. She served as a contributing writer for six years to the Arizona Family News, a faith-based monthly publication. Wendie continues to hone her skills in various areas of the writing field such as ghostwriting, aviation, and interviewing. Wendie is inspired by stories of valor and people who use their personal stories to overcome. She is a “Jill of all Trades” and specializes in creative writing, communications, education, poetry, event planning, and the nonprofit sector. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for future writing opportunities.
Table of Contents
Authors Notes xiii
Chapter 1 The Beginning 1
Chapter 2 Lost 22
Chapter 3 Honor & Service 42
Chapter 4 Health 58
Chapter 5 Family 76
Chapter 6 Education 106
Chapter 7 A Message to Parents, Educators, and Community Members 123
Chapter 8 If I Can, You Can 137
About the Authors 167