Without warning, the great life he knew was taken away, and this young boy faced tragic issues nearly a decade before the World knew this great plague was about to strike. Set in the early 1980’s, Yannik McKie was a young boy living the American Dream with a wealthy dad, loving mom, wonderful sister, playful dog, and a large house with a white picket fence, until the day it all changed. This is McKie’s riveting journey through happiness and depression, health and disease, life and death, freedom and bondage, and hopelessness and faith. This memoir is not just McKie’s tribute to his birth parents and adoptive parents, but a tribute to everyone that has and will overcome life’s greatest disappointments. This is a moving, up-lifting story of adversity creating purpose.