Growing up Dorsey has always asked the question of why, why if God is a loving and caring God, would He create him the way that He did. Dorsey was never angry at God, nor was he bitter against God. Though he has come up with a great theological answer? His response, he doesn’t know. He doesn’t know why God would allow him to be born this way. Though he does realize that God has a great plan and purpose for his life.
Dorsey was born on January 16th, 1977, with a birth defect known as Apert’s Syndrome, which is characterized by malformations of the skull, face, hands and feet. Plainly speaking, his forehead was pushed outward, his nose and mouth were pushed inward, and his fingers and toes were fused, meaning he had no personal movement of them. Doctor’s gave Dorsey’s parents no hope for his survival and advised them to put him into an institution. Thankfully they both knew and trusted in God, and they believed that God has a plan and a purpose for Dorsey’s life.
Teachers told Dorsey he would not make it in college, and with all odds against him, he entered Queens Borough Community College. After four years their, and after attaining an associate degree, he entered the University of Valley Forge. After years of hard work and perseverance, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry. Even with going through 68 operations over his lifetime, Dorsey felt a calling from God, to go out giving his testimony of what God has done in his life.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.