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Book Title: The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love|
The author of the book: Scott LeRette
Edition: Thomas Nelson
Date of issue: November 11th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781400206773
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Meet Austin, an eighteen-year-old whose body is much more fragile than his spirit.
Despite the painful effects of osteogenesis imperfecta--a rare disease that makes bones brittle and prone to break--and the challenges of living with autism, Austin is an overcomer who inspires everyone he meets.
The Unbreakable Boy is the raucously tender story of Austin's joyful embrace of life's tragedies and triumphs.
In honest, utterly real storytelling, Scott pulls back the curtain of his life to reveal personal and family struggles, from marital meltdowns to destructive bouts with addiction.
The only thing that keeps Scott buckled into this ride is his growing faith in God and the conviction that he was chosen as Austin's dad.
With every twist, this father-son saga breathes hope in to all of us who ever feel overwhelmed, wondering if the end of the rope we're clinging to is fraying in our hands.
Austin's life is proof positive that the rope may break, but we don't have to.
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Read information about the authorSCOTT LERETTE is an ordinary man with an extraordinary son. As a sales executive for GE Capital, he's been a consistent producer for the company as long as he's been there. Prior to working at GE Capital, Scott was a top performer with Allergan, a pharmaceutical company selling surgical and pharmaceutical products. Sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lights would drive him nuts. He is a people person and loves to share life with anyone and everyone.
Before that, Scott was selected as a member of the United States Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS - think An Officer and a Gentleman) where, upon graduation, he received his commission as an officer. He was selected for advanced jet training as a radar intercept officer (RIO); his job was to sit in the backseat and tell the pilot where to go and when and where to target bombs. Scott holds a business degree from the University of Oklahoma and is a rabid Oklahoma Sooner fan, especially when his team is playing any team from Texas. His favorite team of all time is the Boston Red Sox.
Scott and his wife, Teresa, have been married for twenty years. They live in Red Oak, Iowa, where Scott was born and raised, along with Austin (eighteen), and Logan (sixteen), and a number of pets, including Boomer, Austin's tiger rescue cat, and Stella, the French Bulldog. Scott is an acomplished chess player and plays acoustic guitar in a band. He's an avid gamer and loves shooter and adventure games, as well as electronic board games. He's actively involved with his church where he helps organize youth and high school missions and community service projects.
He wrote The Unbreakable Boy to raise awareness of special needs, but his story goes much deeper than that. Scott sees us all as broken, flawed, and imperfect, and he wants to use his speaking and writing to encourage people that embracing "different" is right and sound and good. He challenges us to shed fear and ignorance and know that even if faced with enormous obstacles, decisions, and setbacks, you can come out stronger.
Scott's wife, Teresa, and his son, Austin, both suffer from a genetic bone disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Austin has also been diagnosed with autism and has multiple heart defects. Scott started a blog called Austintistic to share some of his stories of life with Austin. "I love life, even with all the chaos," said Scott. "I didn't choose it, but it's mine. So, like Austin, I embrace it and make it mine."