This memoir takes you through the various challenges of raising a family of six kids and balancing a career, all while his son battles to defeat the odds of survival. Both Steve and his high school sweetheart, Savanna, found hope and happiness through the example of their 20-month-old son Hayes.
Steve Tate grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he attended the University of Utah and served as an All-Conference captain as a strong safety for the football team. He married his high school sweetheart, Savanna Thompson, at the young age of 21.
Steve and his wife found out they were expecting triplets to join their current family of three children: Bo, Mia, and Wes. Their children Reese, Heath, and Hayes were born in 2015. Hayes was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in January 2016. After almost a year of battling through numerous rounds chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, Hayes returned to his Heavenly Father on December 3, 2016.
After losing his son, Steve felt inspired and decided to honor him by writing a book. Steve and his wife continue to be huge childhood cancer advocates through the Hayestough foundation, where they focus on helping families battling cancer and raising funds for research. They actively work with members of Congress to raise awareness and funding for children with cancer. They remain engaged through their various social media platforms.