"Homeless to Hopkins is a wonderful story of personal perseverance through trials, heartache, and pain. I feel like I am a better person having accompanied Dr Smith through his journey. I am indeed grateful to him for being vulnerable enough to share it. He tells the story in a pleasant, entertaining, conversational tone. The narrative of his journey makes you forget your own struggles and inspires you to become something better in your own life. There were times during the story, when I was moved nearly to tears that someone so young would have endured such hardships, that I felt a longing to reach through the pages and somehow make things better. Bad things happen in life, but Dr Smith has shown that it’s not what happens to you but how you respond to it that really matters. Thank you, Dr Smith, for sharing your inspiring journey."
"This was a very engaging, inspiring book about setting goals and overcoming incredible obstacles to reach them, all while making meaningful, lasting relationships with people who support you. I loved it and kept going back to read more every chance I got."
Kept me turning the page from start to finishPeggy Eddleman
"What a story to inspire and motivate others! Anything is possible. It kind of reminded me of the story of Ben Carson a neurosurgeon at Hopkins.
My daughter has had 20 brain surgeries at hopkins so this story was extra special to me. You don’t have to be put in a box… you can break free and make it. Never give up! The author really bared his soul to the reader. Excellent read."
"Oh my!!! This book is one of the best I have read!!!! It made me realize that there are people we have no idea what is going on in their lives. I work with the poor and homeless, and I will be more sensitive to them. Thank you for sharing your story."