The Suffering of Chasing Dreams
The Suffering of Chasing Dreams is about a young boy who suffered—and still suffering—chasing dreams and facing a lot of suffering along the way, and how he achieved most of his dreams. After 55 years of his life, he came to find Jesus Christ even though he came from an extremely dysfunctional family, feeling rejected, not loved, was sexually, physically, and verbally abused.
Danny suffered extremely. As a boy, he faced the nasty words from his father like, “You are way too stupid and black and ugly. You’ll never amount to anything!” At the tender age of 10, he was put into the juvenile hall for incorrigible boys. He also spent five years in prison. Later on, his partner, Jane P. Peterson, was killed in an arrest attempt. His son was shot, and his house was bombed. He had been shot and stabbed multiple times and was left in a coma for seven days in an attempted arrest as a bounty hunter.
His secret has simply his newfound faith, the people who have loved and supported him, and his unwavering determination. All these helped him to eventually transform his stumbling blocks into stepping stones in life. It began with those nasty words from his father which motivated young Danny to execute his dreams. Slowly but surely, his trials and tribulations became the very reasons for his triumphs in chasing dreams.
After three long years in the juvenile hall, he was released and became a matador (bullfighter) in Tijuana, Mexico; prizefighter, Rodeo Brahma bull rider and bareback bronco rider; professional roller skating derby skater for 32 years, a professional Texas bounty hunter; a repo man; a successful entrepreneur, was in a few motion pictures and Hispanic soap opera called Padres con Poder; and now, a self-published author.
His greatest secret of all was his personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. In prison, he found God and his ordained minister wife, Dharma, who came to minister to seven hundred inmates there. While in a coma also, he had his second Christian spiritual experience with God; his first being in the juvenile hall years earlier.