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Following After Trek

Following After Trek is based on the real life story of Trek Atlas Ingram and a tale of a father who travels into the unknown in search of his son

Following After Trek is available in the Kindle store.

and in paperback on Amazon

Trek’s story:

Trek Atlas Ingram our 3rd son, was born in our Maui driveway on April 11, 2011. It was the best day of our lives and it changed us forever. We knew we needed to live our dream of traveling with our children right away. We sold all of our belongings and bought 1-way tickets to Thailand ready to show our boys the world! In January 2012, just 2 weeks before we were to move overseas, Trek was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, Niemann Pick Type A, it has no cure or treatment and he would not live past 2 years old. After 2 weeks of doctors’ appointments, research, and soul-searching we knew what we had to do. Our baby that we named Trek Atlas had to see the world, he had to live the rest of his days in the peace of our love and an adventure around the world. Trek got 4 stamps on his passport in 6 months. He rode a panga in Nicaragua, sunbathed on a private island in Honduras, saw real ninjas in Japan, and got kissed by an elephant in Thailand. Trek passed away peacefully in our arms in Phuket, Thailand at 14 months old on June 21, 2012. His daddy, Jarrett Ingram, wrote a novel about him and our adventures. Following After Trek is based on the true life events of Trek and his family intertwined with a fiction story of a father who would stop at nothing to find his son.

Reviews for Following After Trek

“The story of the Ingram family has made an impact in the lives of individuals but also the universe. The raw emotions that are expressed through their journey paint a picture of what it is to truly live for the day. This tale rips away day-to-day junk that gets in the way of living and loving at the highest capacity. I imagine it would be hard for a reader to walk away with the same emotional aptitude before reading this book. The author paints such a vivid picture of their journey–taking the reader along for their adventure but also the sorrow. I have not experienced this loss but this book has to be a light of those who are living loss and parents who are having to make tuff decisions on behalf of their little ones.”  

Michelle Heflin, Amazon.com

“I have to admit, I am afraid to die. Mostly because I can’t know what’s out there once I’m out of my body. More horrifying than that thought is losing a child. There is no right moment or way for a child to die, ever. Only an incredible love which brings the parents enough strength to let him go. It took me forever to write this review, as my words can’t do this book justice. I was proud to back this project through kickstarter, and I was not disappointed. I could not, however, wait for my copy to arrive, and bought the kindle copy right away. A day and half later, and surrounded by a neglected family, I was sad to read the final chapter. My own son was born only four months before Trek died. There is nothing in this life more precious or more fragile than life itself, and this book has a good way of spelling that out. Can’t wait to read more from this author.”

N Hashimoto, Amazon.com

To see more reviews for Following After Trek click here.

From the back of the book:

After the death of his youngest son to a rare disease, one father risks everything to travel into the unknown in search of him. What would you do if you were told your child only had 6 months to live? That the life you had been dreaming and planning for them, would never happen.
 
That is the exact situation Jarrett Ingram found himself in when he was told that his infant 3rd son, Trek Atlas, had a rare disease with no cure or treatment. His family brought him home that day and quickly decided his short future. They were going to take Trek to see the world.

Follow along the true life story of Trek Atlas Ingram and his family as he travels around the world, and the pain and love they experience living every day as if it was their last. The amazing story of Trek’s life is intertwined with a fiction story of a man that will stop at nothing to save his son. It is based on a dream that Trek’s dad had just days after he died, about the love and loss of a father finding out if his son still needs him.

Following After Trek is available in the Kindle store here

and in paperback on Amazon

you can read more about Trek and his journey at his family website www.oursonnylife.com

 

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31 thoughts on “Following After Trek

  1. WOW I am seriously in awe of the cover and beyond ready to read this story. I know it will be a heart-wrenching story but beautifully written by you Jarrett. I am so lucky to have you as a brother-in-law and am excited to read your work and share with everyone I know. Love you guys!

  2. I have been reading Chelsea’s blog, and yours since June. And I can not wait to read this book. The cover is amazing! I hope that this brings good things to your family, including holidays in Europe. 🙂

  3. Absolutely love the cover! I can hardly wait to read the book. I like the new look of your blog and your biography paragraph – “husband to my hot wife” ~ so true! Lots of love!

  4. Jarrett, I am so proud of you. You are everything a man should be.. Your family is blessed. I am excited your book is ready. I must get my kindle immediately. i KEEP a good supply of tissues.. I need them everytime I look at TrekS picture.. Love you.

    • Thanks Lacy!

      I’m so excited that it’s finished. Thanks for the feedback on the cover!

      Writing a novel was everything I hoped it would be and I am officially addicted. I can’t wait to write more!

  5. Love the cover and can’t wait to read the book. I have no doubt it will be exceptional. The cover is well chosen. It’s almost surreal. I could climb right into it and snuggle in the sun! I’m sure you all could too. Congratulations.

  6. Jarrett,

    We absolutely cannot wait to read your book! I’ve been trying to be patient ever since we heard about it! Count on me for several books! Love you all and are praying for you every day as you’re in many journeys in life! Congratulations!

  7. Jarret,
    I ordered Following After Trek and it arrived Friday evening. I started reading it that night after putting my kids to sleep. I finished the book this morning. I found that I couldn’t put it down and resumed reading at any free moment throughout the day. I cried more times than I can count. You truly have a gift and I can’t wait to read more of your books. Keep them coming!!

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