Gregory O Proctor

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There are great stories and epic novels, but this seminal work of Gregory Proctor (affectionately called Greg) stands in a category of its own. Combining the grit of life’s conflicts and the grace of growth, healing, and freedom, Greg introduces the literary world to a new concept of strength—one of being vulnerable, demanding, empathetic, and powerful—all in a single interaction. I have known Greg my entire life. Or at least I thought I did. Born in the once-sleepy, now sprawling town of Brandon, Mississippi, Greg could easily pass for the typical “boy next door.” We were cousins. Dirt-kicking, ball throwing, snack-eating first cousins. So close that the academic rules of parenting, including discipline, flowed freely from one set of parents to the next without an explanation of detail or a question regarding any action. Our family ties, the blood that binds us, run deep. Yet, with every passing year, it was clear that Greg operates on a higher plain.

Why did I write this book?

The motivation behind writing my book stemmed from a deep desire to share my story of resilience and triumph with others. Throughout my journey of conquering multiple myeloma, I realized the transformative power of embracing challenges as opportunities for growth and change. I wanted to inspire and empower others who may be facing their own battles, to show them that they too have the strength within them to overcome and thrive. I believe that sharing our stories can create a ripple effect of hope and positivity, and I wanted to contribute to that movement. Writing this book allowed me to delve into the depths of my experiences, reflecting on the lessons learned and the personal growth that occurred. By sharing my vulnerabilities and triumphs, I hope to provide a source of inspiration for anyone who may be feeling overwhelmed or discouraged.