Joe’s life has not been what it was supposed to be. He conquered in the face of adversity to earn the life he wanted. A perfect life. Life had other plans for him. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor which turned everything upside down. This book takes the reader on a journey of determination, self-awareness, and the multiple struggles he faced in the face of unprecedented challenges.
After an unsuccessful surgery, Joe was met with multiple seizures, discrimination at work, struggle to make ends meet, rejection, questioning his faith, and a host of others. He found his strength and weakness in sharing his thoughts. Joe decided to use this power for good. He decided to conduct motivational speaking sessions, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and running marathons while on chemotherapy to inspire other cancer survivors. Joe’s determination and resilience are an example for those suffering from chronic illnesses. He knows that no matter what life throws at him, he can fight it out with determination and resilience.
Joe quickly realized this was an uphill battle. There were days when he felt like giving up. That’s when he stumbled upon the idea of writing an autobiography and narrating his life as a patient living with a brain tumor to people who have experienced the same tragedy.
The book, Scars, motivates readers to keep fighting in the face of adversity. It gives them hope while helping them realize they are not alone in their struggle. Joe demonstrates the strength to face the challenges that come with an incurable illness to inspire others.