New Orleans philanthropist Richard C. Colton Jr. takes us along on his almost two decades-long battle against a deadly form of cancer, and the spirituality it unearthed inside him. A cascade of treatments plays out over these pages, involving chemotherapy, radiation and three major surgeries. The last operation cost him a radical resection of the left side of his face, altering his appearance forever. With his life hanging in the balance, the author asked for a miracle--and his wish was granted. This is the story of a plea, a promise, and the loving support of a community that gave a man back his life--so he could do more good in the world.