“For all the survivor warriors out there, YOU are not alone.” ~ Tony V Rodriguez
Tony V Rodriguez
Tony V Rodriguez has experienced many tragedies and blessings in his life. Born in 1966, in beautiful Bartow, Florida, he is the son of interracial parents who supported their family as migrant workers. Before Tony turned three years old, he would survive two separate car accidents, one that nearly claimed his life. Because of serious and life-threatening injuries, Tony spent most of his childhood in hospitals, undergoing many complex surgeries meant to shape and repair his severely disfigured face. Due to many factors, he lived with shame, negativity, and depression. The heaviness of the negativity weighed upon him, and he eventually decided those feelings would not serve him. With his determination, heavenly blessings, strength, and positive attitude, he was able to rise above these extraordinary circumstances to become an inspiration to others whom he has met along the way.
Standing on Positive Ground
Standing on Positive Ground is the heartfelt, inspiring true story of Tony V Rodriguez, whose astonishing tragedies and triumphs span a lifetime. It is an unrivaled testament to survival, faith, and the indomitable human spirit.
Before Tony was three years old, he experienced two car accidents, one that nearly cost him his life and permanently changed him physically and mentally. His family, unable to afford the critical extensive care, prayed for a miracle. Answered prayers came through his community, God, and organizations such as the Shriner’s Burns Hospital. Since then, he has survived two near-death experiences, ten auto accidents, three motorcycle accidents, Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) cancer, a stroke, multiple innovative plastic surgeries, disfigurement discrimination, and two divorces.
Through all these extraordinary challenges, Tony also experienced how truly kind people could be, along with the support of the heavenly realm. He knew that he was never alone on his arduous journey.