In the late 90′s Derrick, also known as DMack, was diagnosed as Hypertensive. After extended conversations with his Doctor, Derrick finally agreed to taking medication for his “alleged” health issue. “Alleged” because DMack was otherwise healthy; He was a non-smoker, rarely drank, ate no pork, red meat, fried foods and exercised regularly. “How could MY blood pressure be high” he asked?? Lifestyle was not as much a factor but heredity was.
After a grim prognosis from his Dr., Derrick agreed to take the medication. That decision forever changed his life, within months after beginning the medication, what seemed to be a case of flu actually was a bad reaction to the mediation which resulted in Derricks total kidney failure. The subsequent trip to the emergency room started in death and ended in a new life as Derrick Mack died on the operating table and miraculously returned to life.
The lessons learned during that period and beyond accounts for the jewels shared in Mack-Nificent Words to Live By™. “Please go hard for what YOU WANT! On the way to getting it, learn (take note of) the steps it takes to make it happen and make it a part of who you are, then use it to lead others to greatness. This will be your legacy…” says D.Mack.
Derrick Mack, originally from Queens NY, found his calling in inspiring others to follow their dreams. Mack, is the owner of Living Legends NYC and creator of Old School Hip Hop Karaoke™. Derrick Mack is also the driving force behind the award winning Radio Show “The Big Playback™”. A New York City transplant, Derrick resides in Charlotte NC with his wife and four children.
Mack-Nificent Words to Live By was self-published through Amazon/Createspace on October 12, 2012. The book contains a collection of inspiring quotes to encourage others and is available for purchase online for $12.99.
“Derrick’s words were covered in wisdom as he talked to me about embracing challenges in life and how to overcome them with passion, power, and conviction,”
For more information about Derrick Mack’s Mack-Nificent Words to Live By, visit us online at http://macknificentwords.com
Derrick Mack is available for currently interviews. Interviews can be arranged by contacting media contact Melissa Fortune, Cohesion at (704) 980-2932. Press kits, photographs and stock footage are also available.