Thomas Laresca a high school and college athlete with a career professional career as a stock trader was living his American dream in Boca Raton, Florida with a wife, family and beautiful home when his world was shattered.
He was as we heard during the program wrongly arrested and abused by the police right outside his own house in a gated community. An event that not only left him, in intensive care, due mainly to being maced for thirty minutes while being pinned down, handcuffed and hogtied, but as we heard he actually died and started on the trip towards the light.
While recovering from this incident and fighting for justice Thomas was diagnosed with with cancer in three parts of his body. The next step was to go on a course of Chemo, however upon his first visit, he was told his blood count was too low, and the therapy could not continue, giving him just a possible three months to live.
His faith which had previously been severely tested now was tested once again, Thomas however not only found the strength from his often quiet praying and reading the New Testament, but his body started to self heal enough that the therapy was able to continue and he is now cancer free.
This though with all the issues was enough to start Thomas on the slippery slide into depression, something that again, with his faith and inner strength he was able to overcome.
Now in his book “I Want To Help: My Story About Cancer, Depression and God” he is able to share his own experiences and thoughts with many other who are facing their own issues.
The book is not a large book, but is one that will help and aid many readers.
As Thomas says…
“If reading it can help just one person, I’ll be happy.”
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Thomas Laresca
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"Thomas Laresca - I WANT TO HELP: MY STORY ABOUT CANCER, DEPRESSION AND GOD"
Barry Eva (Storyheart)
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