This book is the memoirs of a man whose life to this point has been truly fulfilled. The story shows how providence and hard work can allow you to achieve your goals even having been told you can't. It is an epic filled with life experiences. From a West Virginia Coal community where family values were instilled to a renowned career in his chosen field surgery, it weaves an unbelievable exciting story. There are near death moments ,struggles, accomplishments, events that can only be considered miraculous and the things that drove him ,his passions. Those passions include family, surgery, patients, patriotism ,medical missions ,love of adventure, and hopefully a testimony of his Christian faith. The journey through his life includes his childhood and teenage years that developed his independence . Collage , marriage and the twists and turns that led to medical school and obtaining a postgraduate surgical residency are described .Army service Vietnam brought changes never to be forgotten. It tells of involvement as a surgeon in a small town of good people where he had humbling respect. The 30 year opportunity of serving on surgical mission trips describes excitement , adventure ,and multiple examples of Gods control . Involvement in Cosmetic Surgery allowed art and surgery to come together for him. After obtaining training, becoming board certified he became a leader and educator both nationally and internationally. The love of equestrian sports and Foxhunting is exemplified. His dogs who were and are family are a part of the story. Lastly it is a love story of a man and a woman who have truly loved and supported each other for decades.