Against All Odds

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
Against All Odds is fictional novel with a heartwarming story about Little Pete, the youngest of five children in the Scroggins family. The setting is rural northeast Texas during the late 1950's. Little Pete found a passion for basketball and was anxious to play for the new high school coach of the Little Hope Eagles, but the odds started to build against him as he lost the use of his right hand in an accident. However, with the Scroggins a strong-willed determination and drive, Little Pete developed left-handed skills to overcome the odds. As he neared the end of high school career, Little Pete was heavily recruited by a host of colleges to come and be a part of their basketball program. While the future looked bright for Little Pete with a newly defined goal of playing college and later professional basketball, life continued to deal him a heavy blow as he became paralyzed with polio. Little Pete was forced to decide between quitting and giving up on his dream and persevering and overcoming the odds. This story is full of emotions as you fall in love with Little Pete. You will laugh and cry as the events in his life unfolds. After reading this book, it is hoped that you will view your struggles in life from a better perspective.

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Larry D. Black was born in 1947 and reared on a northeast Texas farm. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and was employed as an engineer with a major defense contractor for twenty-six years. He is married to Martha and together they have five children and eleven grandchildren. Since retiring, he has two full time jobs. For one, he and Martha own 180 acres (part of which is his original home place) in southern Franklin County near Mt. Vernon, Texas where they operate a Boer goat farm. Secondly he is a church of Christ preacher. Between the two, Larry never has a shortage of anything to do.

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