Abused by those who were supposed to love and cherish him, Michael Seed had to fight for survival against his violent and emotionally deranged father in a broken family home. Born into a life of poverty, Michael was starved, beaten, and sexually abused by his father from the age of five.
After losing his mother to suicide, a haunting depression grew inside the young boy and he long considered following in her footsteps.
Yet, even in the midst of such tragedy and brutality, he always found that his desire to live outweighed his wish to end it all. Anchored by his faith, Michael overcame his horrific childhood to become an inspiration and a guide to others, both in the church and the secular community.
Rather than dwell on the past, he has used it to change lives for the better. Nobody's Child is a poignant, at times agonising, tale of abuse and loneliness that no child should ever have to endure.
Above all, Michael's words provide a lesson for us all in courage and the power of hope and forgiveness.