Society of
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Speaker Profile - Stephen Wade Nebgen

Other and Writer

Region: Arizona
Skype Visit: No
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I was married to my beautiful late wife, Jill, for 11 years, together a total of 13.  We had two wonderful children: our son, Austin, and our daughter, Lindsay. Jill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and bravely fought it for six years. While she battled the disease and then ultimately passed, I had to raise our two small children. At bedtime, I read them children’s books. This special time together was both healing and bonding for us.”

“These experiences inspired me to write my own book – a warm, comforting tale of a child with a big heart. The small acts of generosity shown by Theodore and his family (taking in a stranger, giving him food and shelter, Theodore is sharing his plate with the King) emphasize how a simple gesture can have such significant results.