A Face of Courage: The Tommy Watson Story. How Did He Survive?
ABOUT THE BOOK ...
Tommy Watson grew up in the Five Points area of Denver, Colorado– a crime-ridden neighborhood wrought with gang violence, drugs and poverty. Living in this type of neighborhood would create any number of obstacles and challenges for a young African-American male, However, Tommy’s biggest challenges were faced behind closed doors. Many of the negative influences insidiously crept into his home.
Throughout his childhood, both of his parents were addicted to heroin and neither had a legal means of employment. As a result, family life for Tommy and his siblings was quite chaotic and they often found themselves unsupervised and uncared for. In part due to the help of others and also through his own personal drive, he was able to avoid the traps of drug addiction and gang affiliation that eventually consumed the lives of some of his siblings. In spite of several negative classroom experiences, he was able to persevere, graduate from high school and earn an athletic scholarship to play BIG TEN football for the University of Minnesota.
Great read. Courageous moments of sharing his journey.
Great book!! Dr. Tommy Watson did a great job tell his story from all angles!
This is a story of a true overcomer. This book will make you want to do more for every kid in your network. It's Heartbreaking, Painful, Nerve Wreaking - Courageous, Healing and Inspiring all at the same time. It's a must read book. Order it today!
This is a great story. Motivating and encouraging. I'm so glad that Mr. Watson shared his story with us. Very inspiring....especially when you are going through challenging times. It's Heartbreaking, Painful, Nerve Wreaking - Courageous, Healing and Inspiring all at the same time. It's a must read book. Order it today!