"Whether you are a parent of a special needs child, a physician like me, a church leader, a chronically ill individual, or an ordinary person who is afraid of death or, for that matter, life, there is something for you in this book." - Jean-Ronel Corbier, MD.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) December 10, 2020
North Carolina author Rob A Gentile and father of special needs daughter makes medical history with his NuPulseCV iVAS heart pump, which kept him alive until he received a donor heart given by a girl who died from suicide. He wrote a book about his journey and what it’s like to come back to life.
During his medical transformation, Gentile had not one, but two, near-death experiences that lead him to have a deeper understanding of the cosmically unified nature of God and reality. He writes with honesty about his fears, doubts and shortcomings, yet he also brutally and beautifully writes with conviction about his love and gratitude for others and life. His sincerity is what makes, what could be an unbelievable account, an accessible and universal one.
Quick Facts about Rob and his new book Quarks of Light:
- Rob writes about his profound near-death experience that changed the trajectory of his life in his new book, “Quarks of Light.”
- Rob trailblazed medical history with his NuPulseCV iVAS heart transplant. Read Chicago Tribune article here.
- Rob’s heart is named Molli, after the young woman who donated hers. Rob is determined to help raise awareness around suicide, as this was what caused Molli’s death.
- Rob and his wife Mel are the grateful parents of a special needs daughter Maria who suffers from Rett Syndrome. Maria has played a very large role in Rob’s unbridled gratitude in life.
- Acclaimed Pediatric Neurologist, Jean-Ronel Corbier, MD. and CEO and Founder of the Brain Restoration Clinic has written the forward for Rob’s book.
- Rob recently appeared on Tamara K. Anderson’s “Stories of Hope in Hard Times” podcast.
- On his website, Rob is inviting the public to receive a free “10 Days of Inspiration” download, automatically entering people into weekly drawings for a free autographed copy of his new book.
Rob A. Gentile was born one of four boys outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Italian immigrants. His grandfather and father worked at a steel company where Rob also began his career right out of high school.
When the steel company that Rob had been working for went out of business, he found himself pursuing many of his talents, including his passion for photography. Rob drove to Guatemala to learn Spanish and became a freelance stringer covering the Contra war in Nicaragua for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune in the late 1980’s. Rob spent time in combat situations. Often, young soldiers would dive on top of Rob to protect him while they were under fire. They told him they did that so he could help show the world the truth. Rob says that living through war was like training for the challenges that were looming in his life in the not too distant future.
Married to his wife, Melanie, for over 30 years, they have devoted themselves to their special needs daughter, Maria, who suffers from Rett Syndrome. Maria is in her twenties, and Rob refers to her as “pure spirit.” Throughout her childhood, he grappled with difficult questions about prayer and why children must suffer.
For the past 25 years, he has worked as a sales engineer living in Texas, California, Tennessee and now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rob has won several awards for his sales efforts including diversity supplier award for the Minority Business Development Council.
At age 56 he had a massive heart attack, then flatlined, and had a near-death experience (NDE). Self-discovery and spiritual awakening continued while waiting to receive a donor heart. “Quarks of Light” is Rob’s first book.
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