In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Brandon Puffer.

Brandon’s story explains how he went from reaching great heights as an MLB World Series winner to falling to the very bottom, serving 3-1/2 years in prison. He has humbly watched as everything has gotten restored in his life, and he know feels as though he is here to help others learn from his expensive lessons and show that we don’t have to let our worst mistakes define us.

After a 15-year professional baseball career, four of which were spent in the Major Leagues, Brandon had fallen to great depths and has come out on the other side with important lessons to share with those who might find themselves facing tough obstacles or set-backs in their own lives.

For him, recovering from his addiction and hardships meant filling a God-shaped hole in his heart, and he now lives his life with purpose and gratitude for all that has been restored. One of his proudest roles in the life he leads today is being the coach for a non-profit baseball organization that helps young people develop their baseball talent.  This is one of the many ways he plans to lead others in living lives they, too, can be proud of. He has been through many ups and downs, but what has been most important has been overcoming these low points and not allowing them to define who he is; his faith has guided him through these dark times with grace, courage, and the utmost determination.

To find out more about Brandon or to purchase his book, check out his website at

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