Willie & Brenda Burton with Barry Kienzle

Heart of a Lion

An inspiring story of overcoming life’s hardships through faith and courage. Willie Burton was born with cerebral palsy. He suffered through painful surgeries and endless physical therapy sessions throughout his youth but with his spirit and determination never wavered despite his disabilities. With the support of his adoptive mother, he signed up for the wrestling team at Fairdale High School where he was accepted by the team as an equal, later gaining national attention for his perseverance in order to win a single match on the mat.

Willie & Brenda Burton with Barry Kienzle

Barry Kienzle is a Kentucky award-winning novelist who has written two historical fiction novels, The Crossings and The Indian. He studied Accounting at Northern Kentucky University, is a CPA and has worked primarily in the accounting and finance areas of construction and real estate firms as CFO. He is currently semi-retired and serves on the Foundation Board of Northern Kentucky University as well as the local Advisory Board of Truist Bank.

Website: https://www.barrykbooks.com


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