The neighborhood of Back da Green, on the west side of Charleston, South Carolina, always has had a reputation as a bad area of town. But for most of its residents, including Barbara Gathers, who lived there much of her early life, it was a safe haven. "There was a tremendous cohesiveness in our neighborhood," she writes, "that only its residents understood and appreciated." And her origins there certainly did not hold her back. Through a bout with breast cancer and as the recipient of a heart transplant, she never let any obstacles hold her back. Her story will inspire others that with faith in God, they too can accomplish anything they desire.