Jeremy Williams captured the nation’s imagination by coaching his high school football team to unprecedented heights while combating ALS and caring for a son with spina bifida. This is his family’s inspiring story.
America first met Jeremy and Jennifer Williams when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rebuilt their Depression-era farmhouse into a beautiful, handicapped-accessible haven. Friends, family, and neighbors from their west Georgia community—and all over the state—came together to support the ailing high school coach who had won their respect and their hearts. It made for compelling television but only told a little slice of the story. Tenacious gives you the rest—a tender love story, a thrilling sports story, and an unforgettable testimony to the power of faith and grit in the face of almost overwhelming adversity. In Tenacious you’ll meet:
- The distraught parents learning their son would be born with spina bifida.
- The young father facing his own devastating diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) with matter-of-fact courage.
- The coach who guided his underdog team to a 10–0 Cinderella season—while struggling to walk, talk, and even breathe.
Packed full of faith, hope, love, and miracles, Tenacious is a story you don’t want to miss.
|Contributor(s)||Jeremy Williams, Jennifer Williams, Rob Suggs|
|About the Contributor(s)||Jeremy Williams
Jeremy Williams, now retired, played college football at the University of Memphis and coached at three high schools in Georgia, including nine years as head coach at Greenville High School, where he was named National High School Coach of the Year in 2010.
Jennifer Williams, Jeremy’s wife, cares for her husband and two children, the younger of whom has spina bifida. She is an Assistive Technology Specialist for special needs children and a horse enthusiast.
Rob Suggs is a writer, editor, and artist. He is the author of My First Rhyming Bible, The Comic Book Bible, It Came From Beneath the Pew, and a number of other books. He is a former senior editor for Walk Thru the Bible. Rob, his wife, Gayle, and their two children reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
|Publish Date||Sep 3, 2013|