Each one of us was birthed with purpose, but sadly many of us never fulfil it. We journey from life to death and never experience living. This book isn’t about living a vicarious life or absent-mindedly living as if there’s no tomorrow. It’s a book of hope. A book to help you discard your mask, and show you how you can begin living the life you were destined to live. This book chronicles my journey following the accident—a journey back to my past and the life I discovered along the way. I learned that if we will seek God in those areas that we feel are hopeless, and draw unto Him when we’re weak, it’s then, that we will find strength and be made whole. I discovered that in order for me to begin living, I needed to sever the roots that held me hostage to my past. I found that there were some issues that I had been carrying around – excess baggage – for most of my life, which hindered my ability to live the life God had designed for me. For There Is Hope of A Tree was written to empower and to give you courage as you replace the garment of shame for one of hope, for one of love. As you read this book it is my prayer that you will come to know God intimately as Jehovah- Shalom (God-My Peace) and Jehovah-Rapha (God-My Healer). If you’ve ever asked God for an answer to the question, “Why me?” this book is the response. In this tell-all book you’ll find that the same power made available for others to move on with their lives is available to you – it’s your choice if that power will ever be activated. This book is written for those that are haunted by their past, for those who’ve found it hard to move beyond the hurt, the abuse, the loss – for those who are at a standstill and immobile. God is stripping away all of the excuses we’ve used that have kept us barren. As you read, may you find the courage and the ability to revisit your past and begin the process of healing and living. I present my story for God’s glory.