Navigation Links
Celebrated Father Overcame Poverty and Mental Illness to Help His Son Earn a Scholarship to Harvard
Date:6/14/2010

The Darryl Webster story is the amazing true tale of one man's journey of growing up in poverty achieving against the odds to be the first in his family to earn a college degree. He decided to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and families by becoming a social worker. He has received numerous local and national awards for his community work. He took his agony with mental illness clinical depression and successful recovery and found a new mission in life. He has written a well received book to help the millions of others who are stressed out experiencing depression find hope and solace in their time of sadness.

Washington DC (PRWEB) June 14, 2010 -- In his inspirational new book, I Think I’m Going Crazy: Hope for People Suffering from Stress, Anxiety and Depression (September 2010, Achievement-Destiny Corporation), Darryl Webster shares his amazing true tale of how he raised his family in a rough inner-city community overcame mental illness and helped his children become star athletes. His son Christian, was Maryland’s basketball Gatorade Player of the Year and the Washington Post Trilling Award winner, earned a scholarship to Harvard.

Webster spent years suffering in silence, shame, and self-doubt from the stigma of mental illness. He turned his struggles into a passion that changed the course of his life. He channeled his emotional pain into a devotion to his community and family. The journey was a long road filled with obstacles and ultimately triumphs. Anyone dealing with mental illness and adversity will be inspired to achieve against the odds.

An inspiring story like no other, I Think I’m Going Crazy shows us what’s possible when you never give up, even in your darkest hour. Last spring, Christian led the Landon Bears, in Bethesda, Maryland, to the school’s first championship since 1961. As father and son hugged, their embrace meant more than anyone knew. Webster and his son had both achieved against the odds. Their journey had come full circle.

This inspirational story shows what is possible when you persevere despite obstacles. Christian is now a rising star at Harvard University and will help the Crimson pursue their first basketball championship in the program history next season.

Darryl Webster has received many local and national awards for his work with disadvantaged children and families, including the USA Today Hero Award, and the Men’s Health Magazine, National All-Star Dad of the Year award. A Washington Post cover story on his efforts to save children was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is married to his high school sweetheart Deborah, together now for 27 years. He has two other children, Tiffany and Taylor both exceptional student-athletes. Darryl Webster is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 20 years experience.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/06/prweb4121354.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Study: Innovative Technique Allows Male Cancer Survivors Who are Sterile from Treatment to Father Children
2. Father Channels His Grief into Advocacy, Promotes Simple Actions to Make Hospitals Safer for Children
3. Grandfathered drug for high potassium has no proven benefit
4. Thanks to a New Stem Cell Therapy, a 9-year Old Autistic Boy Talks to his Father for the First Time
5. Helping fathers of sexually abused children
6. Robotic-assisted vasectomy reversal offers greater chance of fatherhood
7. Garden of Eve Launches a Father's Day Tribute for Men Who Want to Look Well-groomed with Little Fuss
8. Mr. Dad and GreatDad.com Salute Fathers and Families with This Spring's ‘Seal of Approval' Picks
9. Haiti Foundation Against Poverty Launches New Fundraising Drive to Help Victims of Earthquake
10. Disease of Poverty: University of South Carolina Releases Journal on Cervical Cancer, Health Disparities
11. Eva's Village, a Paterson, New Jersey Anti-Poverty Charity, Seeks End of Year Charitable Contributions to Help Poor in a Troubled Economy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... , ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Ellis Agency, ... with the Epilepsy Foundation in a community wide charity event with the goal of ... Sunde, a young local woman who lives with epilepsy, recently launched a charity campaign ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... and Theater of Witness , was awarded a $300,000 grant from ... program which fosters empathy, comfort with ambiguity and the recognition of one’s own ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... Basking Ridge, NJ (PRWEB) , ... July 21, ... ... Hills (VNA) has received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. ... Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills , a service available through the ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) demonstrated ... life a decade after surgery, though activity levels decline over time. The study, ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is ... rapidly without treatment. Newly diagnosed patients face intense chemotherapy regimens and a stem ... With such a challenging diagnosis that requires immediate action, patients and caregivers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... -- The tenth annual BioPharm America™ will take ... the Sheraton Boston Hotel, September 26–27. The event will ... makers and innovative biotech startup companies. The event is ... impactful days. BioPharm America is now part of Biotech ... with 4,500+ life science industry influencers participating in 8+ ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees and a leader in environmental ... Sciences, further solidifying their position as the top American owned and operated environmental ... ... Analytical ... Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s capability as an innovative full ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... -- Axium Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a pharmaceutical company aimed at utilizing drug ... forms of existing biologically active molecule. ... Subveta oral spray ... formula, which is designed to prevent precipitation of the active ... provide fast onset of action and is designed to optimize ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: