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I Am Supposed To Be Here

The Art of Dealing with Perception

Donald Arnette

172 pages
Spirit Reign Communication

By the time you finish reading this book, you will probably agree that it is one of the most motivating books ever written. Some may even say, stuff like this doesn't happen, but as unbelievable as it sounds, its all true. As a child, Dr. Donald Arnette, was a bright kid who hid his intelligence from his teachers and friends. He was a basketball fanatic who dreamt of playing in the NBA one day. Learning the game and dreaming the dream was an exciting time for him, but this was not the part of his life that made his story so interesting.

When reality set in that he would never play professionally, he turned his attention to another career. It was on this path where his life changed forever. After high school, he enrolled in one of the most prestigious medical schools in the nation. While there he faced obstacles such as conditional acceptance, an unjust arrest, and incarceration, which resulted in a legal battle with the state of Texas. These challenges caused him to ask himself some serious questions. Why me? What did I do to cause them to have this perception of me? Could I have done something differently? How do I get even? How can I stop feeling this way? And most importantly, how can I prove to them that their perception of me was wrong? In this book, "I AM SUPPOSED TO BE HERE," Dr. Donald Arnette, answers his questions and shares the experiences of trial, tribulation, and how he overcame adversity.

Author Bio

Dr. Donald Arnette currently lives in DeSoto, TX with his wife, Kimberlyn and their three children Daylin, Dylan, and Danielle. He was the first African American man to obtain a Ph.D. from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2005.

As a fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center, he worked on the Dallas Heart Study. Results from that study are transforming cardiovascular risk factor identification and management.

Dr. Arnette currently works for a San Francisco based biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer.

His passions are spending time with his family and sharing his experiences with others in hopes that his experiences can help motivate and inspire others to deal with unexpected obstacles we all encounter in life.