WATERBURY, Conn. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
In his inspiring memoir, “The Undeserved Miracle: As Told to Franklin E. Rutledge” (published by AuthorHouse), Antonio Marques Jr. tells his personal story to warn today’s youth of the consequences of living life on the edge.
Marques describes his book best:
“It is about my life as an introverted child, living with a mother on drugs and a father that lived at home but disconnected with the family. It tells of how I tried to beat all systems, but I lost. It tells of my tragic car accident, the doctors’ request to pull the plug and God’s mercy to give me another chance at life.”
Also included in his memoir is medical information regarding his injuries showcasing the severity of the incident and how he should have died from the crash.
“Because of the medical records that are included, they will see that only a miracle from God is the only reason I am living. They will see how mercy is granted to some, even themselves.”
Through his story, Marques wants readers to walk away with a different attitude about how they should raise their children, how they should live their lives and the knowledge that God listens and cares, even when they don’t believe in him.
About the Author
Antonio Marques Jr. (Tony) was born and raised in the city of Waterbury, Conn. He is the only son of Antonio and Joanne Marques Sr. and has one sister, Melissa. He attended public schools in Waterbury and finished his GED at the Job Corp. in Vermont. Marques earned a certificate in auto body also from Job Corp. After moving back to Connecticut, he worked as a gas station attendant. He also worked at Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels was his last job before his near-fatal accident on Feb. 6, 2003. He is a healthy paraplegic that can serve and care for himself with little or no assistance. Marques is fully active in his local church, Evangelistic Caravan Center, in Waterbury.
He wants to speak with the youth to advise them of the immediate dangers of the drug and alcohol lifestyle. He also wants to speak to parents, especially fathers, concerning their lack of involvement in their children’s lives, especially their sons.
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