Ed Read raised five children with Debby, his high school sweetheart and wife of 42 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. He continues to consult in research, development, product safety and medical affairs for kaléo, a pharmaceutical company in Richmond. He enjoys teaching Bible studies, kayaking with Debby on Lake Anna, backpacking with friends on the Appalachian Trail and playing with his five grandchildren. He is looking forward to sharing this new adventure, The Journey Home, with his best friend, Debby.