Despite being rich and the son of a former president, Michael Reagan says his upbringing didn't shelter him from the reality of the real world.

The son of the late Ronald Reagan spoke in Rockford Wednesday night about being molested by a camp counselor and how that led him on a path of rebellion and self-destruction.

But Reagan says ultimately he turned his life around, and his story shows that we can all overcome obstacles and become anything we want, regardless of our backgrounds.