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He Made Us Better

A Story of Faith, Family, Friends (and Football)

Through faith, courage, determination, a passion for sports, a zest for life, and the love and support of family and friends, Peter Boone became one of the happiest, most fun-loving people around. He regularly stepped out of his comfort zone, viewed obstacles as just challenges to be overcome, and continually amazed his family, friends, and doctors. He even made it into Sports Illustrated!

Along the way, he learned how to use his disabilities as an opportunity to give back and serve others with challenges through Joni and Friends Family Retreats. He also found avenues of service in his church and work. His courageous and positive approach to life both inspired and made an indelible impact on countless friends and acquaintances. And it caused many to take a second look at how they view and approach their own lives.

Let Peter and this collection of funny, heartwarming, and poignant stories challenge you to “elevate your game” too!

Praise for He Made Us Better

No doubt about it, Peter Boone’s life definitely raised the wattage on God’s glory—this young man shined the Light of Jesus wherever he went, and with whomever he met. Our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats just won’t be quite the same without Peter’s participation. Just how significant was Peter’s life of service? Well, the remarkable book you hold in your hands tells all about it. So start turning the page, and get inspired!

                                                                        —Joni Eareckson Tada

                                                                       Joni and Friends International Disability Center
The title, He Made Us Better, says it all. Peter’s life can inspire us all to appreciate the happiness that can be achieved through the love of sports and the joy of life.

                                                                        —Dick Vitale

                                                                       TV Basketball Analyst
He Made Us Better is a terrific story.  Peter Boone was a special person that I was fortunate to meet one evening after a speech I had given. Sharing that moment and later learning of all the obstacles he had overcome and the people he inspired along the way, truly touched my heart. I’m thankful others will be able to read and learn of his perseverance and the impact he had on everyone he encountered. This story should inspire all of us to open our hearts, trust our faith and believe!

                                                                        —Brian Cardinal

                                                                       Assistant Director, John Purdue Club