Captured Dreams: Above and Beyond


Nate Lowe

Dr. Nate Lowe is an entrepreneur, national and international speaker, philanthropist, and author. He served as a medical corpsman in the United States Army, and he directed the United States Marine Corps Drug Prevention Program at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. He is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of New Day Community Centers, as well as Nate Lowe and Associates, an organization that provides consultation and treatment services for individuals and family members struggling with addictions. During his career, he has worked extensively with military personnel to address alcohol/drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has completed his third book.

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Every decision in life has consequences—some intended, some unexpected, but all a component of how our lives unfold. Captured Dreams: Above and Beyond is a true story that follows the dramatic and compelling life of a man born into difficult yet uniquely American circumstances.

Puny Tang, better known as Nathanial Lowe, was born on “Mr. Charlie’s Plantation,” near Glen Allan, Mississippi, into a dysfunctional family and oppressive environment in the South. Diagnosed by a doctor as “crazy” at the age of nine, Nate seems destined for failure and even an early and uncelebrated grave. However, the young boy’s indomitable spirit gains the attention of local teachers in the rural community who soon become his extended family. Through unimaginable hardship and struggle, Nate’s drive to find success and acceptance propel him to Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi, then to Saint Louis, Missouri. From there he joins the Marine Corps and then enrolls into graduate school to earn his PhD—a journey filled with incredible stories of personal love, loss, and redemption.

In many respects, Captured Dreams: Above and Beyond is about the American dream and the American nightmare as it elevates parts of the unique experience that have remained voiceless for far too long, until now.


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