Shak Hill spent 9 years as a pilot in the Air Force, upon graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, and flew combat missions during Desert Storm. During his time at the Academy, Shak and Robin met, fell in love, and were married right after his graduation. It was the beginning of a storybook romance. After their daughter was born, Shak and Robin were thrilled with the news that their second child was on his way. But it was soon discovered that not all was well with Robin.
During the pregnancy, Robin was told that she had an aggressive form of bone cancer. To make matters worse, her cancer was estrogen-fed, meaning that as her body was developing the life of her child, it was attacking her own life. The doctors informed her that her pregnancy would likely kill her. She was told that she needed to terminate the pregnancy immediately to begin life-saving treatment. Shak and Robin are aware of a great truth. Every child conceived is created in the love of God.
Shak and Robin chose life. And miraculously today, Shak and Robin are alive and well, adding new chapters to their storybook romance every day. Their son Jake is now twenty-one years old. Although born two months premature and with his own medical issues, Jake is today very healthy and his story has an even more fascinating twist as portrayed in Shak’s presentation: “Every Life Matters.” And being pro-life doesn’t stop at birth. Robin and Shak became foster parents, and since 1997 have fostered 46 children and adopted a sibling group of four. Robin and Shak are also proud homeschoolers of their children.
Recognizing the need to bring integrity and morals back into our national governance, Shak ran for the Republican nomination for the U. S. Senate from Virginia in 2014. Though he was unable to garner enough votes to win the election, he ran a remarkable campaign that brought the importance of character and morality back into the public discourse. Shak is an inspirational speaker, author, business owner, Family of the Year Award Winner, combat pilot, MLS Soccer official, elected official, U. S. Senate Candidate, foster father, dad, and husband.
Reclaiming American Fatherhood
Faced with the inability to have more children due to Robin’s cancer, Shak and Robin decided to become foster parents. In all, they have foster-parented 46 children, and adopted four. In a world running away from fatherhood, Shak explains the joys of fatherhood and his deep appreciation for the difference a Godly father can make—both in the family and in American society.
3 ½ Lessons I Have Learned Raising 46 Foster Children
After two children of their own, Shak and Robin faced a significant pro-life decision that ended leaving Robin unable to have more children naturally. Wanting a large family, Shak and Robin became foster parents. Now, 46 children later, in this entertaining and fast-paced presentation, Shak shares what he learned, and why it matters to you.