One of my all-time favorite Steelers, Merril Hoge, is out with a book about his life and his battle with cancer, entitled “Find a Way.”
The book is outstanding, and is one of the best sports reads out there right now! Here’s the product description from Hachette Book Group:
From a young age, Merril knew it would be up to him to act on his dreams. He suffered abuse at the hand of his father, lost his mother at age 19, and was considered “too small and too slow” to play professional football.
He proved his critics wrong. Merril played eight seasons in the NFL before retiring in 1995 after a series of concussions. But in 2003, he faced his biggest challenge of all: cancer. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Merril took on chemotherapy with the same tenacity that got him to the NFL.
With every obstacle, Merril returned to the boyhood motto pinned on his bedroom wall: FIND A WAY. His experience is proof that what separates the extraordinary individual from the ordinary one is the will and determination to find a way to succeed. This book will chronicle Merril’s personal battles, but it will also help others gain courage, resilience, and an undying spirit–motivating and inspiring readers to overcome any obstacle in their lives.
We will have a few copies of the book to give away, so stay tuned here to NFLGridironGab for a chance to win one of Merril’s book!