Ed Read raised five children with Debby, his high school sweetheart and wife of 47 years. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Jefferson Medical College then served in the US Navy as a physician from 1977 – 1985. After leaving the Navy, he practiced as an ER physician from 1985 – 2015 in Pennsylvania & Virginia. From 2005 – 2019, he consulted in research, development, product safety and medical affairs for kaléo, a pharmaceutical company in Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys teaching Bible studies, participating in medical mission trips, kayaking with Debby on Lake Anna, backpacking and hiking with family & friends and spending time with his five grandchildren. He greatly enjoys sharing this new adventure, The Journey Home, with his best friend, Debby.