The Sole Survivors


About Us



Gary Forbes is a former professional basketball player who has played across the globe. Over his twelve-year career, he’s played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors & Brooklyn Nets. Gary completed his career playing overseas for leagues in China, Israel, Italy, and Vietnam. Gary is 1 of 3 NBA players in history to have played at the highest level while living with type 1 diabetes. He is the only one to be African American and comes from a family of immigrants, having been born in Panama. His determination and strong will allowed him to achieve his lifelong dream: to become an NBA basketball player.

Gary has now taken his talents to the world of literature with the creation of THE SOLE SURVIVORS. This series aims to raise awareness around the existence of those around the world living with chronic health conditions. His mission is to inspire, motivate, and champion children and adults alike that a diagnosis does not have to be a barrier to success, but a springboard.

Volume 1 tells the story of eleven Superhero child characters who go through major everyday struggles while battling chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, autism, cerebral palsy, and Crohn’s disease. One special summer they all travel to a summer camp on a distant planet where they face their toughest battles all while training their minds and superpower abilities.

All proceeds of the sale of this book are tied to The Gary Forbes Foundation benefiting children living with chronic diseases. 

NBA Veteran | Author

Why Us?

The Sole Survivors was created to educate, inspire, and support children and young adults living with chronic conditions. It is our belief that a thought can manifest into a reality. A reality where managing your health condition is a super power. The goal is to create a positive mindset around the world with compassion and strength through the platform.

The series is available for purchase on Amazon!

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