Joe McNeil was an accomplished
high school athlete who suddenly faced
the unknown when his back was tragically
broken in a long-jumping accident. He
was told he would never walk again. With
the confi dence, encouragement and prayers
of many, including Christian athletes such
as Tom Landry and Roger Staubach of the
Dallas Cowboys, Joe fought his disability,
and miraculously overcame his impairment.
Although no longer able to compete in
football, Joe attended and graduated college,
married and had two beautiful daughters.
He has always had a spirit for adventure and
a love of story-telling. He is a writer and an
artist. He coached girls select softball for 18
years until diagnosed with cancer and had to
resign to limited exposure to the sun.