“Anniversary, Birthday, Thanksgiving…What a Day”

“5 years ago, August 23, 2007, is the day I had my open-heart surgery. I remember as if it were yesterday. More healthy, healing, positive energy from family and friends was sent my way that day than anyone ever deserved. I would imagine all survivors can relate to how I feel. I’m more alive today than I’ve ever been. So many blessings and good fortune have come my way.  Everyday, I make it my … [Read more...]

Alive, because someone knew CPR

Alive.... because someone knew CPR http://youtu.be/Ii8AUEWMxm8 … [Read more...]

Getting Started!

"Setting a goal for yourself is great, but don't forget you need to start the race!" - K … [Read more...]

“Life Changes Forever, Everyday”

“Life Changes Forever, Everyday” – Keith Everyday our words, thoughts, actions, and situations change and ultimately chart the path to the rest of our lives.  Make “Everyday” the greatest day of your life. - Keith Ahrens … [Read more...]

Today, I Became an “Infusiast”

The National Multiple Sclerosis, Society Colorado / Wyoming Chapter, held their Annual Walk for MS at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. Walkers chose an amazing 2, 5 or 10-mile hike through this breathtaking ski resort. I was inspired by several MS survivors who in spite of the physical challenges that MS has bought upon them, hiked a rocky, sloping, wooded path that challenged … [Read more...]

I’m Rocky Mountain High!

I’ve just relocated to Denver Colorado.  The “Mile High” City as its known.  An interesting and beautiful city I must say.  It seems everywhere I go I see walking paths and parks.  Recreation seems to abound here.  Everyone I speak to around the country just loves Denver.  I’ve only heard positive things about this great city. Someone has taken a special place in my Heart and Soul and I’m … [Read more...]

Where Is It, and How Long Will It Take You To Get It?

I was talking with one of my best friends who coaches high school women’s lacrosse in a lacrosse league. The subject of AED (Automated External Defibrillators) came up and I asked him if one was on the sidelines at every practice and game.  He said that one was in the building and not on the sidelines. I asked him if everyone knew where it was and how long would it take to get it if it was … [Read more...]

What A Difference A Day or 1460 Days Make

Do You Know Your Numbers? Mine are below. A look back at 4 years of lab results. I’m still working on the HDL.  It’s been as high as 49. The ratio is very important.  The lower the better.  The ratio is your total cholesterol divided by your HDL. Always room for improvement for sure.  It just goes to show you that we can change our numbers. The only prescription medication that I’m … [Read more...]

Fire Hoses and Joy… “Jump For Joy” That Is

Today was a blast… of Water. The Jump For Joy Foundation had another camp today.  I love these camps. Fighting the rising Childhood Obesity Epidemic by getting kids physically active is “Camp Jumps” primary mission.  Arming the parents with the knowledge they need to help their children eat healthier and stay active is another mission. Bill gave another outstanding nutrition class to the … [Read more...]

A Childs Heart is Never Left Behind

On Friday, April 1, I was invited to tour the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada. This place was pretty incredible to say the least. The Children's Heart Center is Nevada's largest pediatric cardiology practice. The surgeons and cardiologists of this practice have outstanding reputations. To say this was a compassionate and outstanding medical practice that gave back to the community far more … [Read more...]

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