This book depicts the revelations of a boy with aspirations. However, his young life was met with encounters that would hinder and ultimately prevent any accomplishments from being achieved. Becoming a Miami Dolphin football player or an astronaut could only be a dream. The culprit is a disease called muscular dystrophy. His type was duchenne, which is incurable. Words associated with this disease are muscular weakness, deterioration, and extreme weight loss. Requirements are heavy metal leg braces, custom-made back braces, and wheelchairs.
This book takes you on a journey of Adam’s life as he coped with not only the aforementioned disease but also the daily variety of meds, oxygen treatments, and leg massages. His education consisted of a special education school when it was determined that at a regular high school, he endured too many obstacles, such as impatient teachers and students who abusively made fun of his back brace and twisted body. His final years of schooling would be from his bed at home with a tutor.
During his teen years, girlfriends, attending dances, amusement parks, and participating or being a spectator of sports are all identifiable with those years. Adam had two companions, which weren’t girls. They were a wheelchair and a home hydraulic lift with a seat that would transport him from room to room and to the bathroom.
A main feature of this illness is a contemptible daily pain. When Adam asked his parents if he would be remembered, reading his life story answers that question.
Adam Scott touched the hearts of all who knew him. Your heart will be touched too.