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Mike Kennon

"Provide information, resources and hope to runaways and the parents of..."

Moncks Corner, SC, USA
male, age 53
married, 2 children
Joined Jan 17, 2010


 
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Joined Jan 17, 2010 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Helping Runaways and Troubled Youth (1)
Groups Earth Day, Healthy Living Network, Helping Runaways and Troubled Youth, Moveon.org, NPR - National Public Radio
Hometown Charleston, SC 
Homepage http://www.memoirsofarunaway.com  
Birthday Aug 13, 1961  
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About Me I have over 33 years experience in the trucking industry www.kennontransport.com . Prior to that I was a runaway and virtually homeless and even used driving a truck to continue my runaway mentality.

In 2008, I authored a book called Memoirs of a Runaway: A Story of Hope www.memoirsofarunaway.com . For more info, runaway statistics, resources and become a fan of helping runaways, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Memoirs-of-a-
Runaway/151492364344
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Wild Fact About Me See 'what gives me hope' below.
My Philosophy If you dont like the circumstances, change your perspective.

Be a blessing, not a burden.

Knowing the right thing to do will not make you as victorious as doing the right thing.

If I'm not part of the solution, I'm part of the problem.
What Gives Me Hope I was growing up in what was the small town of Crystal Lake, IL, when my father died. I was 10. My mom remarried a man that started beating me and I started running away at age 12. I was picked up hitchhiking by a truck driver and I drove 250,000 miles in a semi by age 17 while still unlicensed. Drugs and other dependencies took over my life to the point that I could not accept help when it was offered and ultimately ended up living with a past that would have haunted me to this day without being reconnected to a spiritual path. This is a journey that is not about an epiphany or someone coming to their senses. This is a journey told in story form and mostly from a teenagers point of view; although the real changes are much more recent (as I could have been 'running away' forever). I did not want to offer advice writing my biography, only to tell the story and the choices I made that made the difference. The amazing part is that everything did change; circumstances, attitude, even brain cells restored. I truly believe there is hope for anyone that's hurting or desiring a stronger connection, but it took me nearly 46 years to realize it doesn't take near death experiences to be aware of that connection. I also wrote the story in novella form in order to keep the attention span of younger readers, or someone like myself that does not take the time or have the desire to read. Almost every single person that has read this, including the publisher, said they were 'hooked from the start' and 'could not put it down', so reviews have been inspiring. I now own a successful trucking company I run with my wife of nearly 13 years. It has become a passion of mine to provide hope.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Working on ending homelessness and help the trucking industry.
What/who changed my life and why Jesus. Because my life and faith are truly restored.
What Bugs Me left lane hogs, homelessness, religion without relationship, being seperated from God, all the distractions today  
Passions my wife and family, motorcycle rides with the wife, boating, growing spiritually, helping people, helping others, helping runaways  
Inspirations the Bible  
What Scares Me being seperated from God  
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Quotation I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Jeremiah 29:11 - '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.'
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