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A Chance in the World

An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home
eBook

A heart-rending but uplifting story of the human spiritÆs ability to prevail.

From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Stephen is mentally and physically tortured. No one in the system can help him. No one can tell him if he has a family. No one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz.

Along the way, a single faint light comes only from a neighborÆs small acts of kindness and caringùand a box of books. From one of those books he learns that he has to fight in any way he canùfor victory is in the battle. His victory is to excel in school.

Against all odds, the author succeeded. He attended college, graduated, became a successful corporate executive, and married a wonderful woman with whom he established a loving family of his own. Through it, he dug voraciously through records and files and found his history, his birth familyùand the ultimate disappointment as some family members embrace him, but others reject him.

Readers wonÆt be the same after reading this powerful story. They will share in the hurts and despair but also in the triumph against daunting obstacles. They will share this story with their family, with their friends, with their neighbors.


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Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 26, 2012

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781595554161
  • Release date: January 26, 2012

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781595554161
  • File size: 821 KB
  • Release date: January 26, 2012

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

A heart-rending but uplifting story of the human spiritÆs ability to prevail.

From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Stephen is mentally and physically tortured. No one in the system can help him. No one can tell him if he has a family. No one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz.

Along the way, a single faint light comes only from a neighborÆs small acts of kindness and caringùand a box of books. From one of those books he learns that he has to fight in any way he canùfor victory is in the battle. His victory is to excel in school.

Against all odds, the author succeeded. He attended college, graduated, became a successful corporate executive, and married a wonderful woman with whom he established a loving family of his own. Through it, he dug voraciously through records and files and found his history, his birth familyùand the ultimate disappointment as some family members embrace him, but others reject him.

Readers wonÆt be the same after reading this powerful story. They will share in the hurts and despair but also in the triumph against daunting obstacles. They will share this story with their family, with their friends, with their neighbors.


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