A dedicated police officer | A positive male figure | A loyal servant of God | A dynamic speaker and motivator | An awe-inspiring basketball player | Sheldon Theragood is all of these things and so much more. After realizing that it was not in God's plan for him to play in the NBA or even college basketball, Sheldon searched for the purpose that God had planned for his life. In his first book, Whatever It Takes, Sheldon shares how he went from a high school basketball player with NBA dreams to a police officer, youth mentor and advocate. Sheldon shares his journey of how it took going through life's challenges to realize that there was much more to life than playing basketball. He encourages young people to set goals in their lives, to have a plan, and to diligently seek what it is that God has planned for them. Having witnessed many young people faced with challenges, Sheldon knows that it is his God-given purpose and mission in life to help guide teens toward making the right decisions, living a life they are destined to live, and most importantly, not taking life for granted. We all have one life to live, so we should live it to the fullest. Sheldon's story of how he walked in God's purpose and did whatever it took for him to fulfill his goals will inspire youth to — Never give up! Keep pushing forward! Set goals and have a backup plan!