I decided to write an autobiography that begins at the age of one. I share with the reader graphic details of selected incidents that took place in my life in hopes to invite the reader to understand how to process their past, how to prepare themselves for the future, and how to embrace and love themselves through it all. I have implemented QR-Codes throughout the book that are small short video recordings of myself speaking on certain topics that are discussed in the book. I wanted to create a connection with the reader and develop trust. Though the book at times shares some really hard facts and events that took place in my life, it also brings to light how I have overcome the past and how I have dedicated my life to serve others who suffer from the deadly disease of addiction and mental health. The series of books are the foundation to a company that I I founded called Virtual Hope due to the need that I recognized over the past 20 years professionally and the past 53 years personally. The lack of resources and support for family members who have loved ones suffering from substance abuse disorder and mental health is astonishing. I discovered during my writing process, I wanted to do more than just tell my story. I wanted to use my story to help others in the same or similar situation.
Having parents and many family members who suffered from the disease I knew all too well the impact it can have on those who are left to pick up the pieces that addiction leaves behind. I want to help families walk through their journey and season of difficult times and celebrate the times of success and recovery. I found the my true purpose and why I decided to finally write and share my life journey. The three series of books will be utilized on the Virtual Hope platform that will offer families, friends, and loved ones a safe place to heal as a community.