In Jeremy's childhood, his parents were often drinking or partying. They encouraged his siblings to have fighting matches, and as a younger boy with no desire to fight, Jeremy covered his face and waited for the blows to end. His family had little to live on and after an eviction spent Christmas in a homeless shelter. This ended up being one of the better times since his parents treated their kids better in the presence of others and Santa even delivered Christmas presents from the shelter workers. Not a Statistic tells one child's struggle through an abusive and drug-addicted family as he fights to not follow in their footsteps. When he is suddenly thrust into the foster system, he still has to fight to not follow in their footsteps and push through everything thrown his way. Jeremy Collier's dramatic memoir reveals his battle through life and how he has come through some of the toughest situations and become triumphant. It is a story of someone fighting for what he believes in and working to become a success in life despite the odds weighing against him. This inspirational story shows that one's childhood needn't limit one's potential. With everything that stacked up against him, Jeremy avoided turning to drugs or crime. He struggled to become his own person and Not a Statistic. Despite his foster mother's prediction that he would drop out of school and start using drugs, Jeremy proved that stereotypes aren't universal truths. Not all foster kids are juvenile delinquents. Discover hope in this story of one boy overcoming the odds and achieving his dreams.