This is not just a book for wrestling fans nor a book just for people with disabilities. It is a book for those who feel hopeless, for the outcast and those who are told they aren't good enough. This is a story for anyone dealing with a struggle and can't find a way out. I want my story to reach as many people as possible, to give them the courage to keep moving forward.
I am a Kentucky author who had written two-award winning novels, The Crossings, and The Indian. I was approached by an acquaintance who had seen the ESPN E60: documentary WillPower on Willie. It was one of the most compelling stories I had ever seen and I agreed to meet with Willie and his mother, Brenda. After some discussion, they asked me to write their story. Writing, Heart of a Lion - Our Journey of Faith and Courage has been a life-changing event for me.