About: Anthony’s Story

Anthony’s Story

Every day, we are faced with challenges—professional and personal, new and old. Some have plagued us for years. Others come upon us suddenly and tragically. Overcoming our particular obstacles takes strategy, courage and a no-excuses mentality.

These inspiring messages can now be brought to your organization in a powerful presentation, Ignite the Fire Within. Nationally recognized speaker and business expert, Tony Cole, will tell you how he and his family survived and grew a successful business—despite the obstacles.


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About the Book

book-home2Tony and Linda Cole were living the American Dream—a successful, national training company, a nice home, a close-knit circle of friends and a loving family.

Then came the call every parent dreads.

Their twelve-year-old son, Anthony, had collapsed on the school playground. In the ensuing panic-stricken moments, Anthony lay motionless, unconscious, not breathing. These critical minutes without oxygen left his brain damaged. In one heartbreaking afternoon their idyllic world was shattered and the son that Tony and Linda Cole knew was gone.

Resurrecting Anthony is the true, inspiring story of an unexpected tragedy that steals a child from his family and initially leaves all of them full of grief and sorrow. It reveals the Cole family’s incredible devotion and determination—despite the medical evidence and advice of health professionals—to return Anthony to his previous self.

Steadfast and single-minded of purpose, Tony Cole tries to balance stressful business demands and the emotional dynamics of a devastated family as he desperately tries to bring his son back.

Ultimately, it is a story of courage—the courage to summon inner strength to make hard decisions, the courage to do what must be done, and finally, the courage to accept a new life and family.

Resurrecting Anthony is a true story that will carve itself into your heart forever. Amidst the worst of crisis, Tony and Linda never lose sight of the fact that life is a gift—an important lesson for others facing challenge and maybe even more importantly, for those of us taking our day-to-day lives for granted. I loved this book.

Keith Ferrazzi, #1 NYT best-selling author of

Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

Tony and Linda Cole