As a nine-year-old, John O’Leary accidentally started a fire in his garage that caused his house to explode. One hundred percent of John’s body was burned; eighty-seven percent were the worst-case third-degree burns. After being rescued by his older brother, young John was in so much pain that he begged his little sister to get a knife out of the kitchen and kill him. Doctors at a nearby hospital gave John a one percent chance of surviving the night.
John O’Leary’s uplifting and amazing story—the love of a family, support from special people, and John’s own courage—is just one of ten such tales in my upcoming book, (Extra)Ordinary: More Inspirational Stories of Everyday People, which will be released on October 10, 2017. To read John’s story, pre-order your paperback or ebook copy at http://kicamprojects.com/shop/extraordinary-more/.