BREAKING NEWS! We’ve done it, we’ve titled my book! This is REALLY exciting! Check it out —
“Classified Terminally Ill: A Young Man’s Story of Beating the Odds, by Craig V Abbott II with Joe Abbate.
Is that awesome or what?!
Craig V Abbott II shouldn’t be alive to tell this tale. He was supposed to die before his second birthday, like every other kid with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. Nobody with SMA I lives to their teens unless they’re on a ventilator 24/7 every day. Few of them attend public school. Almost no one ever holds a guitar or sings because this horrid disease prevents normal neuromuscular growth, usually resulting in fatal complications with breathing. They are terminally ill from birth.
Craig Abbott, 21, SMA Type 1, is not on a ventilator; he plays his Jackson 30th Anniversary guitar, graduated from high school, and sings at his church. Craig Abbott is alive and shouting it to all who struggle. He’s been there and back, and he’s sharing his message of hope, determination, and survival with us all. Despite being “terminally ill” all his life, Craig reaches us with take-away lessons of facing fears, dealing with adversity, and giving back. He’s in this for the long term, and he offers a message of the joy of life.
In this very private and personal tale, Craig reveals the power of pragmatic optimism and survival. Through it all Craig’s awe-inspiring methods for overcoming impossible odds offer us lessons on living with the full grace of every day.
The Craig V Abbott II Autobiography is a work in progress. Check back often to see our new site and learn of news of his book. We invite you to send a note and say hello!