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A collection of poems that can bring comfort to all who read it. Written with love from an ALS victims perspective on life, love, and community.
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Adam Bryan Caldwell was born on a cold winter's night in December of 1965 in Minot, North Dakota. His birth was easy and likewise so was his disposition. He was a happy child, always smiling and making jokes, a trait that continued all his life. His dad was really into classic cars and Adam learned to love them too as a result of watching his dad. After graduating High School in Sheridan, Wyoming, Adam moved to Ventura, California. It was quite a change from the cold winters of North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, but he loved it there. After a series of different jobs he was introduced to a father of one of his friend's and soon a business partnership begun. Adam had developed some very endearing mannerisms, which I call "Adamisms". For instance if he was at a restaurant and the waitress gave him the bill, he would always say, "No thanks, I am not staying for the drawing!" He had a ton of those sayings and he always left people with a smile on his face. When Adam was about 44 years old, he started having balancing problems seemingly tripping over invisible lines. He finally decided to go to a Dr and was told he could possibly have ALS. He didn't want to believe that though so he convinced himself that it was really Lyme Disease as he had tested positive for that. Adam accepted that his dad had ALS but he would not accept that he had it so he started getting treatments for Lyme Disease. It was at a Dr's office in Thousand Oaks, California where he went for those treatments and that is where he met Hollie, the love of his life. As a result of those treatments, which lasted for months, they fell in love. Adam was the happiest he had ever been. The poems in this book are a result of his happiness and his need to let Hollie and the world know how much she meant to him. They married and Hollie became his sole care giver. Despite the ALS diagnosis they had a joyous union. Adam started writing more poems and still made jokes up until the time when his body just gave out. He had time for long good-byes and kept his friends all across the country informed of his situation. He, oftentimes would be the one doing the comforting, assuring others that "I will be ok". On October 10, 2013, Adam gained his wings. He leaves his wife, Hollie, son Josh, and the rest of us with fond memories of a man who life lived to the fullest and left it a better place because he was here.
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Book Description Caldwell, 2015. Condition: New. Hollie E Caldwell (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0692369228