Through the Valley Love Endures
What if death came for you today? Would you be ready?
Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every life makes a difference.
This is the true and compelling story of his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness. Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even the toughest skeptics.
Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and the devil: are they fiction, or are they more real than anything else in the world?
About Eddie David Santiago
Eddie David Santiago has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field since he was 18 years old. He holds bachelor degrees in both psychology and religious studies and has provided counseling related services for multiple mental health, substance abuse and human service agencies. In addition, he earned his master’s degree in counseling along with certification in educational administration.
With over fifteen years of counseling related experience, Eddie founded the organization L.E.A.D. (Love Endures And Delivers) which offers interactive group trainings, seminar sessions, speaking opportunities for groups of all ages and crisis counseling sessions.
THROUGH THE VALLEY, LOVE ENDURES is based on Eddie’s early collection of writings, through which he found his voice. He seeks to inspire others to find their voice and share their own stories.
Eddie resides in the Midwest with his beautiful wife Sarah and their three amazing children, Faith, Isaiah and Makaylah.
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What if, one day, you suddenly believed that you had a week to live? Would you finally have a reason to fight for your life, or would you continue to hide among the shadows? If you had a chance to change it all before you left this world, would you? Would you be able to face all of those secrets and years in darkness with the hope that it could help others find the light? That is what I had to ask myself. I wondered if telling my story would help anyone at all. Could I help even just one person think twice about stepping off that broken road? Would I have enough time to even tell it?
For me, 2010 was the year my life changed forever. A bat bit my finger, and since I couldn’t find the bat right away to get it tested for rabies, I had to have the array of rabies shots on the assumption that I might be infected.
When I arrived in the emergency room, my blood pressure was elevated. Either I had just discovered that I had hypertension, or I was very anxious about having to get the shots. Unfortunately, I had an immediate reaction to the shots. My body started shaking, and I thought I was going into shock. With whatever strength I had left, I picked up the phone to text my wife how much I loved her and the kids. Then it dawned on me: I had never felt true love until I felt that I was going to lose what mattered most.
As I lay in the ER trying to regain consciousness, a looming reality came to mind: Is it too late to live in love? The idea haunted me. I feared that these were my last moments on earth, and all I could feel was regret. There is no worse feeling than anticipating your death and then realizing you have never actually loved. In my life, I just couldn’t trust God long enough to fully give my heart away.