Leo M. Bonaventura was born in East Chicago, Indiana August 1, 1945. He is the second oldest of eight children. His father frequently accused him of being a dreamer and he needed to concentrate on reality or he may never succeed in life. He went on to Marquette University and then to Indiana University School of Medicine where he was awarded his M.D. in 1970. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.He is the father of six children. He was still the dreamer but put it on the back burner. I December of 2007, he embarked upon the project involving Karen Carpenter and Leo Adam Alba III, Leave Yesterday Behind.