Angel for Higher

Angel for Higher chronicles the joyfully inspirational journey of Robert Hendershot, a recovering alcoholic, and his son Trevor, who has Down syndrome, as they seek God’s will for their lives. 

The practical lessons God taught Robert in his recovery have helped him to become a better father to Trevor, and vice versa, the spiritual lessons God taught him as Trevor’s dad have helped him to remain sober since August 24, 1997.

During Trevor’s early school years he was bullied and told he was worthless. Nevertheless, as a senior he was elected Homecoming King in the greatest landslide in his high school’s history.

Trevor was also told that the best job he could ever hope for would be folding towels in a hotel laundromat. However, after graduating he was hired by Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels and by the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks to be the Greeter at their Team Stores. 

Trevor's become known, admired and often loved by hundreds of thousands of sports fans, fellow employees, team executives and professional athletes.

Robert and Trevor are forming a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Angels for Higher, to help facilitate the “Trevorizing” of additional stadiums and arenas. Their mission is to encourage the hiring of individuals with Down syndrome to work as greeters (and pro-life ambassadors) at sports venues across North America and ultimately around the world.

Robert Hendershot has been involved in the special needs community since May 4, 1990, and with 12-step recovery programs since August 24, 1997. He and his wife Melissa have been married since December 23, 1985, have been blessed with three sons, Trevor, Taylor and Tanner, and live in Irvine, California.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine…”
(Ephesians 3:20)

If you are interested in purchasing Angel for Higher, you can do so by clicking on the buttons below. All proceeds from our store sales go directly to helping facilitate the gainful employment of individuals with Down syndrome at sports stadiums across the United States and around the world.

“Angel for Higher is a heartwarming, funny and inspirational story about a family learning to navigate life’s obstacles. It delves into the struggles of alcoholism and raising a child with Down syndrome and interweaves Scripture to show that nothing is insurmountable. I found this to be a story that anyone could relate to and learn from and I especially would recommend it for families with children with disabilities. As a child psychologist working with this population I loved that it highlighted the positive impact that these children have on our families and society. The specific stories of life with Trevor made me laugh and cry and I could not put the book down. We could all benefit from pausing to see the world through Trevor’s eyes.”
— Twila C., Child Psychologist
“Glory to God for the life examples of Robert and Trevor Hendershot! Angel for Higher is the real life story of a sweet child born with Down syndrome becoming a man whose testimony inspires and changes lives for the better. It is also the story of a brave, vulnerable father who has wrestled with his own demons and has been able to claim a life of joy, compassion, success and victory.
Robert writes with his whole soul, intelligence, humor and a transparent vulnerability that makes the reader deeply grateful to have shared in this family’s life story. In reading Angel for Higher, one cannot help but experience overwhelming joy and thankfulness to a real and present God who works for good in the lives of those who seek Him.
Thank you, Robert and Trevor for sharing your lives with the world. Carry on!”
— Amy B., Amazon customer