Nicolas Sully was a typical kid going to an inner-city school. Nearing the end of his 8th grade year, Nick s biggest concerns were football, friends and girls. Playing basketball one day in the school gym with his friends Nick gets a headache. Then his voice slurs. When he has difficulty putting on his shoes and vomits in front of Gym teacher, school personnel call the ambulance. Nobody that age expects a stroke - A stroke that will change how the world looks at him, and how he looks at himself. A stroke that will change his relationships with friends, family and all of those people that make up his world. Nick speaks his mind, with raw, and at times explicit depictions, of an inner-city coming-of-age experience. An experience made more challenging by his stroke. Nick deals with the transitions of school, relationships, and youth to manhood, all the while trying to control the emotional roller-coaster ride of a teenage stroke victim. Author Bio: Nicolas Sully had the average child s raising, in Brooklyn, NY, where he was born. After eighth grade, the world turned upside down for the young man. Surviving a stroke he suffered in class one spring day, bitterness set in and malicious relationships began to crumble. Over the course of his high school career, he moved from his hometown to Long Island, where he graduated from Elmont Memorial High School with plenty of college awards and recommendations to his name. He is currently in college, working his way into a medical and health profession. For this young man, the sky is the limit. keywords: Stroke, Youth, Coming of Age, New York, High School, Inner-City, Relationships"