Introduction

Thank you for visiting my web site.

This site contains sections of my book “The Story Of One Man’s Destiny.”  It is an autobiography of my life’s journeys.

I wrote this book to help people understand that even tragedies, such as the loss of a child can be endured if one perseveres.  It is not easy to turn grief and hatred into a positive force.  Without martial arts and the help of many people, I would not have achieved the success and peace of mind that I have been fortunate to accomplish.

I hope that my book inspires others so that they may overcome life’s challenges with dedication and effort.

James Raymond McNeil died three days later on April 12, 1965. I sat there for a long time in disbelief. Later I walked out of the hospital still in a daze, not understanding why I had to lose my beautiful son. All my dreams of growing up with him were truly gone now.  I went to a phone booth to call my mother and tell her Jimmy had died. Before dialing the number I looked up to the heavens and said, “God, I am not mad at you. I understand that for some strange reason you took my son. But God, please, one day let me understand, why?” I called my mother and told her he was gone and then cried.

Click the links on the right to read sections of the soon to be released book.

Again, thank you for visiting my web site.

-James W. McNeil

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