When Schroff first met Maurice on a New York City street corner, she had no idea that she was standing on the brink of an incredible and unlikely friendship that would inevitably change both their lives. As one lunch at McDonald's with Maurice turns into two, then into a weekly occurrence, she learns heart-wrenching details about Maurice's horrific childhood.
The visionary entrepreneur and inventor shares an inspirational blueprint for promoting personal success and fulfillment, sharing stories from her childhood, family, and career experiences that illustrate how healthier perspectives can significantly improve one's life.
On December 10, 2009, Crystal McVea stopped breathing. Her mother screamed for help and a nurse tried to revive her. Today, Crystal does not remember what happened during the nine minutes she was unconscious; she simply remembers waking up in heaven. For most of Crystal's broken life, she felt utterly beyond the reach of God. Then came December 10, and the nine minutes that changed everything.
Eleven-year-old Maurice must beg for change in order to eat, but when Laura stops to help, they begin a years-long friendship that gives each a new perspective and hope. Includes a list of agencies that help children in need and suggested acts of kindness.