Acknowledgments

  • My father for giving me a story to tell
  • Babette for being rock solid
  • Eddie Solis and John Attel for helping me achieve something
  • Eddie Okies for being a role model friend
  • Carlos and Willie for building our world
  • Doug for help in the hood
  • Leon for filling the gaps
  • Ernie for helping me stop
  • Peanuts for electrifying
  • Johnny por masa con fuerza
  • Uncle Bill, Vince, and Butch for laughing lunches
  • George Butterworth - also lent us our first handicap minivan (which I don't mention in the book) with the understanding that when we did not need it anymore we'd donate it to the MDA.
  • Staci Brewster from Philips Respironics, the company who manufactured my father's breathing devices
  • John Harris - my friend and the photographer who shot the wedding for me while my father was in the hospital.  http://www.212pictures.com/
  • Kerrie Copelin and the ALS Association of New Mexico
  • Linda, Evelyn, and Gabby from Choice Hospice
  • Jen Nash - took the only photos of me working on the 41
  • Jordan Powell - tour manager of the Miranda Lambert tour
  • Miranda Lambert - got me back on my feet again
  • Jeremy Gough for telling me to just write - one of my oldest friends, Jeremy is a writer in Los Angeles and somehow manages to work a full time job, raise a family, and write regularly.
  • My editor Jodi Egerton for nitpicking but giving me confidence most of all. - truly working with Jodi was as much about telling me what was right as much as what was wrong. 
  • Joni Mulder, Rebecca Maizel, Libby WeaverMonaca Brown - all read and made valuable notes on my book. Rebecca has several novels in print http://rebeccamaizel.com/
  • Lynda Angelone - another long time friend, I learned so much from her and her husband Justin Whitehead who lost his battle with ALS right after my father was diagnosed. She was invaluable even just for a quick phone call.
  • Stephanie Rios - helped just for the sake of helping
  • Weiss Eubanks - Weiss came to El Paso and filmed and edited the book trailer. We shot enough footage for a short documentary and hope to release that at some point in the future.  https://weisseubanks.wordpress.com/
  • Becky Ankeny gave me design advice on my book cover http://beckyankeny.prosite.com/
  • Dyer Auto Salvage
  • Ernie’s Muffler and Brake
  • Chassis Engineering, Inc.
  • Emmit Radiator
  • The Filling Station - I've purchased many items for my car from the Filling Station http://www.fillingstation.com/
  • Nuts & Bolts of El Paso - where I bought loads of...nuts and bolts.
  • My family and friends - too many to name
  • And to the many thousands of ALS sufferers who have a story I can’t wait to hear
  • Please visit www.alsa.org for more information on ALS and to join the fight for a cure
  • ALS TDI is where our support group, The Southwest Mountain Movers, choose to donate the money we raise. They are a research group and you can find out more information about them here: http://www.als.net/