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 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
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From the back of the book:
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