It’s hard to imagine an All-Pro NFL football player once in braces and a wheelchair, but that was LeRy Butler. He literally broke out of his leg braces (much like Forrest Gump), started running and never stopped until injury ended his career with the Green Bay Packers. Sue edited The LeRoy Butler Story: From Wheelchair to Lambeau Leap, co-written by LeRoy and Jim Keller.
“In doing my book, Sue Hessel helped me share the lessons of my life–that perseverance, dedication, loyalty, and strong family ties will lead to success.” – Retired All-Pro Safety LeRoy Butler
Norman C. Gillette, Sr. was an entrepreneur who could recognize a deal when he saw one. So, when in Winona, Minnesota, a franchise holder for Pepsi-Cola didn’t see that much future in it, Gillette purchased it by buying the franchise holder’s shelving in 1937 for a mere $1200. Turns out there was liquid gold in those nickel bottles of Pepsi after all.
“I will forever be grateful we convinced Dad to tell his story. When he died soon afterwards, we felt we had something to remember him by and something to share with our children and grandchildren.” — Norma Gillette Vinger
The family of Retired Army General Harry Porter knew he had plenty of stories to tell about his Army and later Air Force career. His career in such fields started from him being a member of West Point, class of 1931. He nearly starved to death in Bataan during World War II. Also, he was among the entourage at the Korean peace talk table. He was part of the Strategic Air Command at the time of the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962. Later, they decided to add the story of his wife to the book.