This is my life story in a nut shell...I was born in San Diego, California in the old Balboa Naval Hospital which is now used as an administration building. I've been told that I should have died at birth because of complications. At the age of two I was hit by a truck and the doctors said to my mother that I would not live a normal life because of head trauma. As I was growing up I had an abusive father that hit me almost daily until my pregnant mother packed up a few belongings along with my two brothers and move back in with her parents. At this point everything in my life changed. I remember crying out as a little boy for my dad even though I knew that he would beat me. (Strange how children still love their parents even though they abuse them.) It was then where my relationship with the Lord began. I recall my mother telling me to cry out to Jesus and ask him to become my father. That was the best thing I ever did in my life, for at that moment I could feel his warm embrace, plus a peace and love that I cannot put to words overwhelm me. My life changed at that very moment!
I have been close to death many times and some may say that I am a living miracle. The most recent near death experience took place back in April of 2009 while I was working on a movie set in Big Bear. At that time I lost control of my car and nearly went off a 2000 foot cliff, I can recall yelling "saying God not now!"; as I said this I regained control of my car and managed to drive down the road a little till I found a turnout. I sat in my car in total shock as I knew that my life could have come to an end that afternoon. After a few minutes I got outside the car to see the damage. I soon found that the front left hand side of my car had heavy damage which nearly missed the break fluid, the rear of the car was torn apart missing the gas tank by a only a centimeter. The middle part of the car was completely untouched. God saved my life that day and at times I wonder why but deep down within me I know their is a reason and a purpose. Life is too short and precious to take it for granted. Often in our lives we get so caught up in things that don't really matter and ignore the things that do, such as time spent with family and friends. If this has taught me anything it is that our lives are in the hands of God and that life is so much more than what we can see or even comprehend.