As a child, I faced a number of obstacles including pediatric cancer, poverty, addiction, homelessness, neglect, bullying, abuse, discrimination, community violence, domestic violence, and legal problems. Despite these challenges, I have been able to turn my life around and achieve great success as a writer, speaker, mentor, advocate, and entrepreneur.
Throughout my journey, I was fortunate to have the support of my lifelong oncologist, the renowned Dr. Jordan R. Wilbur, who not only treated me, but also was the founder of the Children's Cancer HOPE Institute located at 1900 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, United States, California. He was not only a medical professional, but also a mentor and friend to me. He helped me navigate the physical and emotional challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Wilbur's dedication to the children suffering from cancer and their families is truly admirable.
I am also the creator and host of "LIFE OF A BOSS The Podcast," where I share my own story and the stories of other successful individuals. Through the podcast, I strive to empower others to take control of their lives and reach their full potential, no matter what obstacles they may face.
In addition to my writing and speaking career, I am also the founder of the popular Pasadena-based clothing line, MADE IN DENA. The brand represents community pride and empowerment, and it honors all of the incredible people, talent, businesses, organizations, landmarks, tradition, influence, and beauty that make Pasadena, Altadena, and South Pasadena so special and unique. The brand also stands for original designs, resilience and a positive attitude, which are some of the values that I promote through my platform.
Overall, my story is one of perseverance, determination, and the unwavering spirit. I am honored to be able to share my journey and to inspire others to overcome their own obstacles and achieve success.