Delilah is a well known radio personality and I've mostly listened to her during late night driving. She has a calm demeanor and always offers the voice of reason along with well chosen music.
She has also shared over the years her struggles, her joys and her family of several husbands and seemingly never ending additions of children to her family.
In addition to her own children, Delilah adopted ten more and many through her organization Point Hope in Ghana where she visits frequently and is very involved in the running of the center for children who have "fallen through the cracks" of society.
Despite many heartaches and challenges, she continues to have a resolute faith in God. Especially traumatic was the death of her son, Zachy. Unfortunately, a doctor prescribed medication for him when he was depressed. The medication was not recommended for anyone under the age of 25 as it has been known to give children suicidal ideas in over 40% of cases, according to her book. She also stated that he stopped taking the drug because of side effects and she stated that stopping abruptly could also cause harm. Most of this was not known to Delilah at the time because the doctor refused to discuss her son's treatment with her. Even after Zach gave the doctor permission to talk to Delilah, he didn't return her calls.
Her message in her book is that we can all do something. While perhaps not on the scale of Point Hope or adopting ten children, but we can all look for ways to help those in our community and each other. One Heart at a Time is a heart wrenching book, but also a book of hope for the future.