What Do You Do When the Person You Trusted the Most Tries to KILL You?
This happened to Chris Keith. Chris was 5 when he was shot in the head by his father during a family murder-suicide which involved his mother and also his older brother. When officials arrived at the home 12 hours later, the family was pronounced dead at the scene. But when Chris was able to crawl closer to the door to be found alive it became a race against time to save the young boy’s life. As the only survivor, Chris is now 35. He is married and has 3 children. (1.5, 3, and 12)
Chris didn’t find out until he was in junior high that his family wasn’t killed in a car crash. Being so young and confused about his life, Chris grew up with feelings of rejection, depression, anger, betrayal, insecurity, etc. Chris shares his story of perseverance through his elementary years without his family while trying to piece together what happened to get him to where he is. After finding out at 12yrs old the graphic details about the murder/suicide inflicted by his own dad, Chris struggled to deal with even more battles with fear, abandonment, betrayal, hatred, etc.
Presently, Chris is taking life one day at a time and realizing that faith and family (friends) are what have helped him to stay on course. Chris speaks to many different audiences because his testimony has so many applications. For example, perseverance, childhood trauma, domestic violence awareness, importance of investing in others, and obviously his faith.