KUER Local News
9:45 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Surviving an abusive childhood

Salt Lake City, UT –
After hearing James Ballou's life story, many people wonder how he's even alive. The youngest son of a drug dealer, Ballou grew up surrounded by rampant drug use, sex, violence and abuse. But the boy wasn't destroyed - he survived the destructive forces by embracing the philosophy that we are who we choose to be. The Utah resident has a new book - Soul Survivor - that tells his story.

James Ballou