Ever since he was a child, Antonio had to find it in himsnth2elf to overcome what promised to be a very desolate future. Growing up in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, he was constantly surrounded by influences of the very worst sort including gangs, violence and drugs.

From a younger brother who served juvenile life for armed robbery to a mother whose addiction to crack cocaine landed her in jail multiple times, Antonio’s family was split in half between members in and out of prison. Not only that, but several of his close friends were killed and others began serving 10+ years in prison for crimes they committed as teenagers.

The statistics for Antonio were grim. Chances were that he’d end up like most of his friends and family. But then, to the surprise of all, he graduated high school with honors, and a whole new world of opportunity lit up before him.Dr-antonio-Webb-1.png

Based on his own life story, “Overcoming the Odds”, details the miraculous account of a boy who became more than anyone ever thought possible. From college to medical school; from serving active duty military as a teen to joining the US Air Force; from the war on the streets of Louisiana to the war on terrorism in Iraq, the novel realistically portrays the heartache and desperate challenges it took to rise above his austere beginnings.

More importantly, it echoes his personal belief that there is an incredible, undeniable strength in every person to overcome the odds.



“Overcoming the Odds” is a great book which captures the journey of a young man” One of the most powerful things about this story is that it is written in the author’s voice. It resonates so clearly in Dr. Webb’s own words, it reminds me of “Life” by Keith Richards, which was also presented in a similar way. If you are looking for some inspiration, or the reality of life from a young man’s perspective, read this book. And even if you aren’t looking for inspiration – read this book. His story is compelling and uplifting.

Becky Rice, Director of Service Outreach at AAMC

“Overcoming The Odds” is a testimony of determination, perseverance and growth. This book serves as a great reminder to us all, that we too can overcome the odds. Dr. Webb shares an in depth view of his journey which is very remarkable and inspiring. I’d recommend this book as a required reading for our youth to know that they too can achieve greatly despite their surroundings.

Kimberly B. Brown, Journalist and Contributor for the Baltimore Times, Infinite Magazine, and NAACP

Dr. Webb’s transparent story telling about his challenging road to success is riveting and replete with practical life lessons that all Americans can benefit from. If you are mentoring youth, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, this book is an essential resource. I will be referencing Dr. Webb and his book to my medical students and residents for years to come. Thanks for courageously sharing your story, Dr. Webb!

Dr. Bonnie Simpson Mason, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Founder of Nth Dimensions

Dr. Webb’s, “Overcoming the Odds” is an inspirational book that captures the life of a young man who was determined to succeed no matter what. He paints a transparent picture of his life growing up as an African-American male in Shreveport, Louisiana where crime and violence were more the norm than education and success. He courageously shares applicable lessons from his life to empower others – especially those from underrepresented areas – to move beyond their circumstances to the life they may only read about. Dr. Webb shares a story that everyone needs to hear!

Nikki Woods is the Senior Producer for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. She is also a national bestselling author, renowned author/publishing coach and the CEO of Nikki Woods Media. Learn more at her website: NikkiWoodsMedia.com

I had a chance to read this inspiring book over the holiday. Antonio Webb MD has ‘Overcome the Odds’ and is a great role model for the next generation.

Dr. David Pryor, Medical Director, NBC Universal




Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A Knock on the Door
Chapter 3: Young and Ambitious
Chapter 4: What I Learned From McDonalds
Chapter 5: Family in Prison
Chapter 6: From Prisoner to Minister
Chapter 7: Don’t Quit Now

Chapter 8: Boot Camp
Chapter 9: Kaboom
Chapter 10: Balad, Iraq
Chapter 11: A Close Call
Chapter 12: Mass Casualty
Chapter 13: Difficult Transition
Chapter 14: Path to Success
Chapter 15: God Works in Mysterious Ways

Chapter 16: From Mortarville to Medical School
Chapter 17: Never Judge a Book by its Cover
Chapter 18: The Unexpected
Chapter 19: I’m Done
Chapter 20: The Hopeful Change
Chapter 21: Surgery in West Africa
Chapter 22: You have Cancer
Chapter 23: Ebola
Chapter 24: Grateful
Chapter 25: Be Different

Bonus: Dr. Webb’s Five Pearls for Success

Pages: 228

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