Congratulations. You have created a remarkably heartfelt and moving portrait of both the ordeal your family went through and the journey of personal growth it spawned. It is a brave, honest, and intimate book that gives the reader an inside view of a very public event that many in Southern California will remember from the news. Your writing is so vivid—from the tragic day at Caspers Park to the long hours of surgery to the years-long legal battle—that I came away feeling the horror, the anguish, and the relief along with you.

David Baron

Author of "The Beast in the Garden"