PETER NIELSEN'S JOURNEY TO HEALTH AROSE FROM A LIFE-ALTERING EVENT
To know me as a kid growing up in Brooklyn was to know a young person adrift in an ever-changing world. Life at home was a daily challenge, as I struggled with the rage and confusion of someone denied the dignity and joy of childhood due to an abusive father. Then, at age 15, life became even more of a challenge when I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. But instead of clinging to hopelessness, I gathered all the courage I could summon and became determined to improve myself and alter my fate. Immersed in the art and science of fitness and health, I embarked upon a lifelong path of healthy living. I know you can be the person you imagine yourself to be; you just need to find the "Why." The resources below represent my life calling—bringing you a message of courage, along with the "How."