"I picked up the Extra Mile while my mother was hospitalized prior to her death. This book really helped me get through that awful time. There are very inspiring stories of everyday people who have started taking steps in their communities to make things better. The Extra Mile expanded my thinking about how individuals really can effect change in a positive way. Shawn's own story of cycling trip across America had me thinking about handling challenges with a mind-set to target difficult goals and persevere through hard challenges. It was a great read for me and one I have shared with many friends."