Having a tremendous will to survive, Irungu Adeyemi refused to give up; with courageous action steps he partnered with God to defeat the deadly clutched of lung cancer. Irungu’s love for his wife, family, and students supplied him the inspiration he needed to live. Irungu’s medical miracle motivated him to write an inspirational book to help cancer patients and their family members overcome their fears.
Irungu A. Adeyemi attended Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California, and the University of California, San Diego, where he earned his B.A.. He received his law degree at Western Sierra Law School, San Diego, California. He retired from a teaching career at the National School District and the Regional Occupational Program (Sweetwater Union H.S. District). Irungu is a U.S. Navy veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis era.
Irungu has inspired his colleagues and others with his message of hope. He challenges all of us to live by a wise, profound navy tradition, “Never let the wind out of your sail when you are faced with uncertainty and adversity.”
Having been cancer free for over thirteen years (after receiving a three-month prognosis), Irungu is looking forward to publishing his children’s books, which are also filled with inspiration.
Irungu lives in the Temecula Valley of Southern California with his wife, Marilyn. He is lovingly involved with his children and grandchildren who live in Temecula, San Diego, and Philadelphia.
After being born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marilyn Adeyemi moved to California to further her education. She received a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Rural Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and two teaching credentials – Multiple Subject and Special Education – from Point Loma Nazarene College. She was a substitute teacher in the San Diego and National School Districts for five years before getting a teaching contract with the National School District’s Special Education Department. She has enjoyed the many years she has been privileged to touch the lives of her students. Marilyn taught special education classes for seven years before she transferred to a mainstream primary class. For the remainder of her teaching career, she taught second and third grade.
Marilyn resides in Temecula, California, with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. In addition, she has children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Philadelphia.