My Incredible Story of Fierce Devotion Embracing God, a Son, and Life Itself

Hailing from a small Midwest town, Melissa Young has never let anything hold her back from chasing her dreams with passion and fortitude. Melissa won the title of Miss Wisconsin USA 2005 and that year was awarded the prestigious title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss USA pageant. Melissa became a media sensation after her public “thank you” to Donald J. Trump during the Wisconsin primaries went viral. She has been interviewed, extolling her immense gratitude on dozens of national news shows, including Fox’s Sean Hannity, Stuart Varney & Company, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, America’s News HQ, CNN, and Inside Edition.

“Melissa Young embodies the spirit of a warrior and true patriot to this nation. Her determination to allow nothing to stop her from living and loving is an inspiration to millions. Her outer and inner beauty truly shines the light of Jesus Christ, Our Savior.”
Pastor Mark Burns, Renowned motivational speaker
Labeled by TIME magazine as “Donald Trump’s Top Pastor”

It found me when I was born into severe poverty. It showed itself when I was receiving last rites in a hospital bed. Then it held me as I stood next to the President of the United States and the First Lady at the Inaugural Ball.

It was faith. My faith in God has never wavered. He has sustained me through an unimaginable illness with an unrelenting determination to stay alive for my precious son, Jack. 

I am proof that the human spirit, grounded in God’s love, is more powerful than the ills that can attack our bodies. I’m still alive because for some reason God needs me to be. There must be more for me to do, and maybe this book is that thing. Baring my soul and reliving each moment to share it with you was one of the most gut-wrenching things I’ve ever had to do, but I was determined to not allow my life story to die with me, and now it won’t.

My son Jack is my legacy. I will live on through him and the pages of this memoir, a life lived and written by me.
Melissa Young

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Joshua Tree Publishing (May 9, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 6977374527
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1941049990
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.52 x 9 inches
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