About the Book
He was considered a surprise birth.
Dorsey’s parents were in their forties. They had two grown daughters and were considered past child-bearing age. When Dorsey was born, the doctors believed he wouldn’t survive due to his life-threatening disability.
Yet, now that he is approaching the age his parents were when they had him, author Dorsey Ross has lived a life of perseverance, overcoming countless obstacles. He enjoys encouraging others not to allow what they have gone through to stop them from living the life that God has for them.
Dorsey’s new autobiography, Overcomer, details the challenges he and his family faced when at birth he was diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes abnormal shaping of the skull and face.
Though pressured by doctors to place Dorsey into an institution, his parents decided to take him home and do what they could to help his life thrive. His parents never held him back from the things he wanted to accomplish, and they discovered there were very few things he couldn’t do.
Dorsey has undergone multiple operations over his lifetime. However, regardless of what he has had to face, Dorsey has not given up. He does everything he can to accomplish the goals and dreams God gave to him.
About the Author
Dorsey Ross was born on January 16th, 1977, in Jamaica NY, with a birth defect called Apert Syndrome, which is a birth defect of the hands and the face. Throughout his life, Dorsey has had to overcome a lot in his life, including sixty-eight operations. He has broken barriers by doing things that others said he could not, including graduating from college. In his autobiography, Dorsey tells of his remarkable story. He explains hat he has done in his life with the help and strength that God gave him and the encouragement of his parents. His parents were told that he would become brain dead and put him into an institution. Thankfully they did not, though they trusted in God, that He would do great things in Dorsey’s life and great He did. Dorsey has been through many obstacles and struggles in his life, though he has overcome each one of them. I hope you enjoy the book.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
My book is my life story, and I was born on January 16th, 1977 with a birth defect called Apert Syndrome, which affected my hands and face. I go on and share what it is that I have been through, and how God has brought me through the many trials and difficulties that I have faced in my life. I also encourage others to know that they can overcome, and push through the difficulties that they are facing in their lives as well.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
It is directed to Christians and people of faith, who believe in God, but it would also be good for people that have disabilities, and that have had struggles in their lives.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I like Circle Maker by Mark Batterson because it encouraged me to keep pushing forward in life.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Don’t go into it to fast, do your research, and homework as to whom to work with, and whom to publish.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Yes, I am also on Instagram @dorsey.ross, and my website is www.dorseyrossministries.com