Raised by heroin addicts, forced to steal to survive, and bounced in and out of foster care, Jimmy Colson now owns a multi-million-dollar company and loves to help troubled youth and young adults see there
is a way out of the dark depths. In the author's first book, he shares raw and intimate details of his hard-fought transformation from a lost boy, to a troubled teen, to a wayward 20-something, and to finally finding his way in his 30s and 40s as an entrepreneur, family man, aquarist, and philanthropist. Today, an American Board Certified Orthotist who owns one of the fastest-growing orthotics and prosthetics companies in Las Vegas, Jimmy is committed to giving back and has even received Congressional recognition for doing good in the community. He has a beautiful family, travels the world, amasses a stunning collection of reef tanks, and has appeared on multiple TV shows. He hopes that in sharing it all and holding nothing back, others too will see a path out of the darkness and into a life of abundance, joy, and helping others. Jimmy Colson wants to help change the world, one person at a time. “Life is not about where you start; it is about the amazing journey you lead and what impact you make on others.” – Jimmy Colson BOOK SUMMARY: The story of one man’s quest to discover a life of purpose and meaning out of the darkness of drug addiction, abuse, crime, and living on the streets. Now a successful entrepreneur with goals for massive positive impact, Jimmy Colson is one of the most relatable people you’ll ever meet and has the wisdom of a thousand thieves. The book is for anyone who has gone through Hell and wonders if there is light on the other side. BOOK EXCERPT: “…my mother and her friends would force me to tie their arms off with a belt while they would slam one another [with cocaine and heroin mixed, called “speedballs”]. Blood would squirt on me, my sister, and my aunt. My clothes had small blood stains and my memories of this will last much longer than any of those stains ever could. The imprints they left on my mind are undeniable and unfathomable. The imprints they left on my soul are eternal….” INSIDE THE BOOK: 1. Introduction This Book Is for You, Disclaimer, Family Tree 2. Early Family Life Mother, "My Pops," "My Dad," Melissa, Stepdad 2, Eli, Babysitters and Abuse 3. Foster Care, Family Roller Coaster Loaded Guns, The Man-Child, Mom Goes to Jail, Seeds of Entrepreneurism, Forced to Lie and Steal 4. Teenage Tribulations With a Gang, On the Street and Suicidal, Melissa Gets Caught Selling Drugs, Hit by Pizza Driver, Child Protective Services, The Boys Home + Running Away, Escaping to Las Vegas, Hawaii 5. Becoming an Adult 18th Birthday Trauma, Rough Life and More Fights, Sacramento, Baby Joshua, Monkey in the Back, Losing Everything 6. The Spark of Change Codependency, Self-Discovery, Dysfunction, Drug Overdose, Starting Own Business, Sara, True Rock Bottom 7. Transformation Growth, World Travel, Positive Recognition, A Call to Action 8. Lessons Learned Life Lessons, Liliana, Coral Reef Tanks: A Healthy Addiction ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jimmy Colson is the Founder and President of Precision Orthotics and Prosthetics (P.O.P.), a family-owned company with decades of experience in the fabrication and fitting of custom prosthetics and orthotics. P.O.P. cares deeply about their patients and the community, donating shoes, bracing, and mastectomy products to local homeless and international missions every year as well as supporting many cancer foundations. MORE: To learn more or schedule an interview, please reach out.