When Dartanyon Crockett took a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games, it was the latest chapter in a story that began at a Cleveland high school. That’s where ESPN producer Lisa Fenn met Crockett and his best friend, Leroy Sutton, a fellow athlete who lost his legs in a train accident as a boy. After producing a story on their friendship, Fenn found she couldn’t walk away. Fenn’s account of how they bonded into a unique kind of family has been picked up by Hollywood for a movie.
By Lisa Fenn
August; Harper Wave; $26
This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.