No Such Thing as Impossible is the chronicle of his rise to success against incredible odds. This is a story of the American dream, that same dream that has always attracted people by the millions to North American shores.
Author: Jairo Alvarez Botero
Category: Biography & Autobiography
No Such Thing as Impossible is the inspiring story of Jairo lvarez Botero, a seventy-year-old Colombian immigrant and businessman who is living proof that the American dream is not a myth. From a potato farm in the small municipality of Sonsn, located in the mountains of Colombia, Jairo rose through the ranks of the Army to live a dream as a member of the elite Presidential Guard. Trained to fight guerillas in the tropical jungle, Jairo would eventually have to put all of his survival instincts into action. As a young man, he had ambitions to become a general, but destiny would put him on different course. It was a path that would strip him of his career in the Army, but afford him the opportunity to save his president's life and avert a coup that would have resulted in the re-establishing of a dictatorship in Colombia. It would also force him to leave the country he loved. Jairo arrived in the United States at the age of twenty-five with one hundred dollars in his pocket and unable to speak a word of English. Day after day, he practiced the words in his English dictionary on a statue of Moses in Washington Park in Albany, New York. Within three-and-ahalf years, he had learned the language well enough to earn an honors degree from the Albany Business College. After years spent struggling, Jairo finally found success in the construction industry as a builder and developer. Today, this retired military man is an artist, Olympic athlete and philanthropist. No Such Thing as Impossible is the chronicle of his rise to success against incredible odds. This is a story of the American dream, that same dream that has always attracted people by the millions to North American shores. It is a story of sorrow, of courage, of fear, of death. It is a story of persistence and survival, love and happiness. It is a story of hope. Jairo lvarez Botero's life is a reminder to all that there truly is no such thing as impossible. http: //www.nosuchthingasimpossible.com