"And then you come to understand that a person with the right vision and motivation can do anything - even fly. Lex Gillette has an amazing talent for inspiring people not only on the track, but also in this book. Blind since the age of 8, he shares a collection of stores that help us all realize there is no need for sight with vision."
Co-Founder of Awareness Ties
At age eight, Elexis "Lex" Gillette, learned he would never see again. Little did he know the devastating news was the beginning of a fascinating adventure that would lead him to athletic competitions all over the world. With the encouragement and support of a dynamic and resolute mother who was deteremined for her son to function independently in the sighted world, Lex attended public schools in Raleigh, NC. In high school, Lex met Coach Brian Whitmer and was introduced to a life-changing track and field event...the long jump.
"Fly!" is more than the story of an athlete. The chapters not only tell great stories but also convey important, inspirational messages. This is a book for all ages. It inspires, entertains, and informs as it encourages everyone to "Fly!"