Dave Pelzer is a man with a vision. As a young boy, up until the age of 12, Dave is constantly belittled, tortured, beaten to within an inch of his life, starved, and made to drink ammonia and chlorox on a daily basis by his very own mother!
During the course of his early 20's Dave loses his father to cancer and vows to become a firefighter just like his Dad so he joins the airforce. It takes many years before Dave gets to realize his dream - and then he meets Patty.
The story follows the triumps and falls of Dave's relationship with Patty. His inspirational attemps at trying to reconcile with his most intolerable mother is remarkably open and honest in its presentation. Dave played a major role in operations Just Cause, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He has commendations from Presidents Regan, Bush, and Clinton as well as various other heads of State.
This report prepared by Shellie Burns