I grew up an ambitious, curious, fatherless kid in Detroit and worked my way up into a professional career in basketball and became an author, by the grace of God. My wife, Erica, and I have his two sons, Charlie and Roman.

As much as I'd like to be a motivational speaker, I think my calling is to be a motivational workman, providing inspiration by example. Living with ITP and several medications since 2009, I'm challenged every single day to get up and not just get through the day, but conquer the day. Some days are better than others. But when it's all said and done, my sons will know that with faith and good work ethics they can accomplish anything.

I know many of the struggles growing up feeling alone and hopeless. If I can bring a sense of hope to someone currently in that place, glory to God.