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A Short Walk Home: With Love All Things Are Possible Paperback – June 30, 2015
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“A Short Walk Home reaffirms the controlling truth of life: Love is the most powerful and enduring force we encounter. The story David Cry shares with us about losing a son reminds us all that love is the one essential needed to survive the most harrowing and hideous pain.”
—Jim Axelrod, CBS News
“A Short Walk Home is that rare (true) story that is both completely devastating and supremely hopeful. The story of David and Jaymee and their boys is one that must be read, and then shared. We owe it to ourselves, and to our loved ones.”
—J.K. Simmons, Academy Award-winning actor
“A Short Walk Home is more than David's story of survival but rather an inspiring story of his triumph over the darkest moments with only faith, hope, and love as a companion. David has tirelessly dedicated his life to ending the tragic effects of ALD as well as offering hope to those suffering.”
—Chef John Besh, owner, The Besh Restaurant Group
“I've heard it said, ‘Pain is the precursor to change!’ David and Jaymee have suffered excruciating pain on every level possible and because of that pain, they are now changing the world!”
—Heath Evans, analyst, NFL Network and Super Bowl XLIV Champion
“A Short Walk Home is a testament to love, devotion, and the grit and resolve it takes to endure the unthinkable and emerge stronger and more committed than ever to each other, to a son's legacy, and to a cause that must be addressed now.”
—Karen Swensen, anchor, WWL-TV New Orleans
About the Author
David Cry is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Adrenoleukodystrophy Foundation, an organization founded in 2000 to serve the needs of families with the fatal pediatric condition, ALD. David lives his passions daily, having assisted mothers and fathers affected by this terrible condition in over 150 countries. David has established relationships with researchers at Johns Hopkins, Duke, Minnesota, Harvard, M.I.T., and many other institutions of higher learning. “Care today for a cure tomorrow” has been The ALD Foundation's motto since day one, and David works tirelessly every day to make this change a reality. He currently resides in Slidell, Louisiana with his wife Jaymee and son Brennan.
J.K. Simmons is an American actor of film, television and stage. Simmons' performance in Whiplash received universal acclaim and earned him more than 30 accolades, including the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Reading David’s book was like hearing his story again, however this time I could take it in more gradually and allow each event to really sink in. It was a poignant privilege to hear him describe what he was going through emotionally with each step of his journey. One of the things I like most about this book is its straight-forwardness. He doesn’t sugar-coat words to describe the harsh reality of what he and his family have been through. He thoughtfully reflects on what has happened to him in a way that affirms that he is a man of deep faith but without being preachy.
The best part of this book is the repeated and insistent message of the importance of love. David Cry has looked death in the face and has returned with a simple message – love. Love unconditionally, love deeply and love always.
Yes, I’m biased because I know David and his family. But I’m also an avid reader and book club founder. I can honestly tell you that this was a remarkable read. It’s brief, tender, and very deeply meaningful. And it leaves you knowing without a doubt that David absolutely loves and adores his wife Jaymee. (Read the book and you’ll see what I mean!)
Thanks David for sharing your story with the world.