This story is my own story. I never knew that it was in any way "inspiring" to others. My wife, Teri has always used me as an example to others what perseverance, guts, and character can do in overcoming difficulties.
She has always wanted me to tell my story as a testament to the power of individual will. As I reflected on the elements that have shaped me, most of them occurred when I was very young. As accurately as possible, based on my own recollections and from information given to me by my relatives, I tell my story to you, kind reader.
I have a passion for track and field, for running. I also have a passion for coaching. Not until I finally put in writing my experiences, have I understood the real underlying reasons for wanting to coach. I hope you can use my story as encouragement.