Born to an unwed teenager who at one time considered abortion as a viable option for solving her “problem,” Reggie Dabbs considered himself fortunate to be alive. With no place to go, the pregnant teenager ended up living in a chicken coop in Louisiana. It was there she remembered a former school teacher, Mrs. Dabbs, who had said to her students, “If you ever need anything, call me,” and gave the students her home phone number. The girl called and they answered. Mr. and Mrs. Dabbs became Reggie’s foster parents until he was in the fourth grade, and then they officially adopted him and gave him the Dabbs name. Reggie speaks to audiences nationwide and drives home the fact that “you can never change your past, but you can change your future!” From an unwed teenager’s “problem” to one of the most in-demand speakers, Reggie helps teenagers meet their problems head-on and overcome them.
Friday 10:00am – Wisconsin Lutheran Edge
Friday 8:30pm – Festival Foods Grandstand