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a novel based on the real life story of Trek Atlas Ingram and a tale of a father who travels into the unknown in search of his son
a novel based on the real life story of Trek Atlas Ingram and a tale of a father who travels into the unknown in search of his son
168 backers pledged $6,296 to help bring this project to life.

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We are the Ingram family-Jarrett (dad), Chelsea (mom), Peyton (7), Conner (5), and Trek (April 11, 2011-June 21, 2012) and this is our story.

Our son Trek Atlas Ingram was born on the island of Maui in the driveway on April 11, 2011, thankfully his daddy was there to catch him! His dramatic entrance into the world inspired us to start living our life TODAY. Over the next six months we sold all of our belongings, geared up for a life of travel with our three young sons, and bought one-way tickets to Thailand. In January 2012, just two weeks before we were scheduled to embark we were given life-shattering news. Our third son, Trek Atlas, had Niemann Pick Type A. A rare genetic disease with no cure, he would not live past his 2nd birthday.

After two weeks of research, doctors appointments, and soul-searching we realized there was only one thing to do: show Trek Atlas the world. We left Maui in January 2012 and took Trek around the world. Over the next six months he got four stamps on his passport.  He took his last breath in our arms in Phuket,Thailand on June 21, 2012.

This is Trek's story, this is our story.

Jarrett had a dream about Trek two days before he died. It was the inspiration for the novel Following After Trek.

Following After Trek goes back and forth between the true life adventures of Trek Atlas and his family around the world and the fiction story of the love of a father who will stop at nothing to find his son.

Please help us share Trek's story and message: Embrace Life

The goal:

To have Following After Trek printed in paperback and spread his story around the world

Your backing will pay for:

Following After Trek to be printed in paperback

Our goal is to raise enough money to print 200 copies of Following After Trek. All funds over our goal will be used to print more copies of Following After Trek! If we exceed our goal and get our project to over $10,000 we will fly back to the USA (we are currently exploring Thailand!) and do a book tour to 3 US cities so we can personally hug your necks and spread Trek's story everywhere!

If we don't get every penny of our goal your credit card will not be charged. We can however get more than our goal. The more funds we get the more books we will have printed! If we get more than enough support we will do a book tour and get Following After Trek on as many book store shelves as we can so everyone can know about Trek Atlas and his amazing life!

Risks and challenges

We are 1 week away from completing the final edit of Following After Trek. We are confident that we will meet that goal since we have 3 weeks until Jarrett begins his job teaching English here in Thailand. It is our #1 priority!

Our only challenge now is finding a book printer with reasonable prices and high quality. We are looking into having a printer in Bangkok, Thailand print the books for us at a cheaper price so that we can have more copies printed for our money. We have allowed time in our schedule to go and visit their factory in Bangkok if needed in the next 2 weeks. If that proves not the best option for printing Following After Trek we will use the many online printing options in America. We have already been through the process with Jarrett's children's book, The Three Brothers go to the Beach, and it worked great.

Finally, our next challenge will be fulfilling all of our rewards. We have family in America that has most of our rewards already waiting to be shipped out and they have offered to help us with the process since we are overseas. All rewards that we are able to do from here in Thailand will be a joy to fulfill and get to you quickly!

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    an email from Jarrett letting you know how much we LOVE your support!

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    choose either a Trek Atlas-Embrace Life silicone bracelet or a postcard all the way from Thailand from the Ingrams telling you how awesome you are and how much we appreciate your help

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    a copy of Following After Trek as an e-book and Reward #2

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    a paperback copy of Following After Trek fresh from the press and Reward #2! (if you are outside the US please add $5 for shipping costs-thank you so much!)

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    Triple books!!!
    A paperback copy of Following after Trek,
    Following After Trek e-book, and
    a paperback copy of Jarrett's children's book-The Three Brothers go to the Beach, plus Reward #2!

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    Embrace Life care package-
    all 3 books from Reward #5, an
    Embrace Life inflatable beach ball globe,
    Embrace Life t-shirt (children and adult sizes available), an Embrace Life silicone bracelet, and
    Embrace Life temporary tattoos

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    Books for all your best friends!

    3 Following After Trek paperback books, 3 silicone Trek Atlas bracelets, and one Reward #5 for you! That is 6 books! (please add $10 for shipping outside of the US-thank you!)

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    Embrace Life care package #2-all 3 books from reward #5, an Embrace Life t-shirt (adult and child sizes available), 5 Embrace Life silicone bracelets so you can share with your friends, and Embrace Life temporary tattoos!

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    Be the cool guy!!!! Give all of your friends a paperback copy of Following after Trek!
    10 paperback copies of Following After Trek, 10 silicone Embrace Life bracelets, and
    1 Embrace Life care package from Reward #8 for yourself! (so yes you actually are getting 14 books!)

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    Be in the book! You get to choose any name you want of a character in Following After Trek!
    Plus you get 3 Embrace Life care packages from reward #8!

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    Family Size Embrace Life care package Party!!!
    Your family last name as a character in Following After Trek!
    Embrace Life Care Packages for each person in your family,
    Plus a big box of party supplies to have a celebration when you receive your copy of Following After Trek with YOUR family name in it in the mail!

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    If you really love us and are just dying to give us a hug in person, we will fly to your city and do a book signing and reading at the place of your choice! plus we will bring a box of Following After Trek paperback books and goodies for you and your friends and probably will give you a back rub too!

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