A Story Inspired by John “Gungie” Rivera,
“Forever Cristian’s Daddy”
Written by John “Gungie” Rivera

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Cristian, the youngest train operator in Big City history, takes pride in his train and he truly cares for every passenger who steps aboard.  He spreads his daily message with words of encouragement and his love quickly spreads throughout the Big City. 

Cristian also discovers that he is not feeling well and has a limited time to touch as many people as possible with his message. 

Despite it all, Cristian continues to move “Full Steam Ahead” with spreading his message of love and benevolence.  Step aboard and experience “Cristian’s Journey“, a tale about passion and never giving up despite the odds. 


Camille – April 6, 2022

Cristian’s journey is a wonderful book with a beautiful message! It is so amazing to read about Cristian’s dreams and aspirations. John Rivera has written such an incredible tribute to his son in a way that would be easy for people of all ages to understand. The illustrations, done by Bryan Vallejo, were beautifully done and really added to the quality of the book. I would highly recommend this book to any parent who wants to have a meaningful conversation with their child about life, as it is a great tool to be able to explain that although some people cannot be with us forever, we can carry their memories and legacy with us for as long as we are alive. I loved how this book includes Mark Souweidane, who is still working hard to this day to defeat DIPG and make sure that no child has to go through what Cristian went through. Overall, I love the positive message of this story, and I think it would make a great gift for any child.