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Adam Lee Brown was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to his loving parents, Janice and Larry Brown.
Adam cut his hand on a can of peaches, and didn't cry.
Larry Brown left state to find a job to support his family.
Adam and his family settled back into Arkansas.
A new kid, Jeff, moved to Arkansas and started attending Adam's school. They soon became best friends.
Jeff took Adam to a bridge on I-70, and they swung on a rope, until it broke under Adam's weight.
Adam stepped on the field of Wolf Stadium for the first time as a football player.
Adam noticed a boy with down syndrome being bullied. Instead of walking off, he stood up to the three boys and walked the boy all the way to class that day.
Began dating a girl named Cindy. She got him into drugs, and used his paychecks for drugs, alcohol, and parties.
Began smoking crack everyday, and became addicted to the horrible drug.
Adam Lee Brown graduated from Lake Hamilton High School.
Adam gave up college football for beer bottle, the team for drinking buddies, and the field for a bar. From here on, everything went down hill
Adam had a huge party at his family's beach house, and him and Cindy got high afterwards.
Cindy introduced Adam to crystal meth, crack cocaine, and marijuana.
Adam quite school, and decided to run off with Cindy.
Adam continued to steal from his family and their company to support his addictions.
Larry and Janice found Adam and Cindy in a company truck beside a convenience store one day after they disappeared together.
Cindy broke up with Adam because he couldn't "give her what she needed," (drugs).
Larry and Janice stopped searching for Adam whenever he ran off, and put it all in God's hands.
Larry and Janice began going to Second Baptist Church in Hot Springs.
Adam ran into an old friend, Ryan. He agreed to let Adam stay with him because Adam claimed that he was trying to get better.
Ryan continued to find Adam at old crack houses over a half-dozen times.
Ryan called Janice and Larry after three days of searching for Adam. This is when the Browns decided to call the police. They thought that if Adam went to jail, he will come to realize the severity of his problem.
Adam was found, and picked up from the the sheriff and brought to the Garland County Sheriff's department.
Adam gave his life to Christ, with the help of Pastor Smith, and began changing his life around in that small, dirty jail cell.
Larry took Adam on a father, son camp. He wanted to spend a little bit of time with his "newborn" son before he went to the Teen Challenge facility.
Adam ran off with thousands of dollars of Ryan's stuff. He also stole Ryan's brother's car.
Adam began teaching the Word, singing praises to the Lord. He then began teaching kids about God, and the dangers of drugs.
Adam was granted a special leave to attend his sister's wedding.
Adam celebrated a year of soberity, and returned home to Hot Springs for good.
Adam stood before his new church, and told the congregation his story. He started with his drug addiction, and continued all the way to the night in the jail cell when he knelt on his knees and accepted Jesus into his heart.
Adam conitnued to be active in his church, and sharing his story around his community to help raise awareness to others about the dangers of drug addicitons.
Adam Lee Brown died on March 17, 2010 in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. He was a Navy SEAL, and loved by many. His story will live on, and be told a hundred more times.
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