Walter's HopeWas this the end for Walter-death at the hands of His mother?His mother's suffocating hand covers six year old Walter's face as she attempts to throw him overboard. Lured with a promise of fun on the lake, now Walter is locked in a death struggle with the very one who brought him life. Is this the end?Was Walter created simply to die at six years of age?What clues would be found to his early years in that abandoned chest in the basement in Evergreen, Illinois?Is the box in an attic found thousands of miles away another step toward unlocking the mystery?Can a heart scarred by despair and hopelessness ever truly be restored by love and given hope?Based on a true story, in Walter's Hope, Allard engages the heart of the reader with a tale that is at first harrowing and desperate, then hopeful and redemptive. Follow the life of Walter Wilson from abused, unwanted, and unloved child to worship singer, loving husband, and father. Follow him from the deepest depths of sadness, sorrow, and hopelessness to the heights of love, joy and happiness in this inspiring book. Gain a deeper understanding of the truth that is promised to all of God's children: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV1984).Wes Allard is a trained crisis counselor and a former church leader. He attended the University of Tampa and has a Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Business Administration. He has held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and President of various firms. He is married with three children, and lives with his wife in Texas.