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The Burden of Being Champ

Publisher: Campeador Press

Publication Year: 2014

ISBN: 9780990812616

Paperback: 298 Pages

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x9 inches




A foggy boy called Champ has a disastrous first three years of school. He does not even recognize that he is close to failing; he only senses some near, indefinable danger. A perceptive teacher diagnoses his problem, providing a key that unlocks much of his future. He eventually goes to medical school and ultimately becomes a pediatrician. Along the way, the boy matures and develops a passion for sports; in his grandiose imagination, he becomes a legendary athlete, though very few share that opinion.


In this book, the now-seasoned pediatrician reflects on six decades of life in which appearances and reality are often widely divergent. In true, multi-layered stories, he recounts shaping influences, surprising outcomes, and life-altering experiences. With humor and honesty, he shares tales from his boyhood and young adulthood, and he discusses the rigors of medical school, residency, and a busy pediatric practice. He openly describes what it feels like to care for children who are dying or near death, allowing the reader to experience the pediatrician’s joyful triumphs, his deep sorrows, his disappointing failures, and his terrifying fears.


Within these pages, the boy called Champ sheds his nickname and grows to realize that a true Champion has been with him all his life.

About Campeador Press


CAMPEADOR PRESS publishes the writings of Jerry A. Miller, Jr. His recent book, The Burden of Being Champ, was released in November, 2014. He and his wife, Nancy, have other book projects planned.


JERRY A. MILLER, JR is a follower of Christ.
He and his wife have four children and eleven grandchildren.
He is the founding pediatrician of Augusta Pediatric Associates in Augusta, Georgia and has been in private practice for more than thirty years. He is also Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia.
He loves his family, he enjoys his patients, and he still likes surfing … and basketball.


AND IN CASE you are wondering, Campeador means “Champion” or “Battle-Master.”


… the LORD is with me like a dread champion …

Jeremiah 20:11