Jake Olson has overcome the loss of his eyes to cancer. Jake's story is one of struggles and loss, but most of all his story demonstrates his victory over blindness through his unwillingness to give up those things in life he loves, especially golf. Jake continues to develop his game without sight and is now playing on his high school golf team.
McKay Christensen, PhD, is the president of a billion dollar global consumer products company and adjunct professor at the Marriott School of Management. McKay speaks to audiences around the globe about his groundbreaking research on how adults learn and find happiness. McKay and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of five children and live in Highland, Utah.
What an amazing person to embrace life even through some of the toughest challenges he had to go through at a young age of 12 years old. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Keoni_Eleki
I read this book after my grandson became legally blind as a preschooler. This book is incredible! For anyone facing loss, this book will feed the soul in profound ways. Read morePublished 5 months ago by teach
Amazing! So inspirational! Jake has such a great attitude and love of life. I reccomend this book to anyone looking to boost their mood :)Published 6 months ago by Shannon
Most twelve year olds are still stuck in concrete, self-absorbed mentality, focusing on things that are fun and benefits them. Not so for Jake Olson. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elena A. Posteuca
A story about a typical teenager who loves hanging out with his friends, playing golf, eating pizza...all that stuff that teen life. Except...Jake is blind. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julie
Was flipping channels, when I saw a young man on tv, who happened to look exactly like my son Jesse!! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Be-You-T-Full
This book is flying out of my school library! What an inspiration for our students! If Accelerated Reader doesn't hurry up and write a test for this, we'll write our own- my... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cybrarian
Throughout the past month, I've read tidbits of the book Open Your Eyes, right before falling asleep each evening. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gabrielle