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Sugar & Strength Blog-"When Were You Faced With a Challenge & Came Out Stronger Because of It?"

Hello friends, family, and followers,

My blog posts have been far and few between over these last couple of years, but today I would like to share a featured piece in the “Sugar & Strength” blog which highlights overcoming my liver transplant and brain surgeries back in 2012.   28 more words

Learn. Live. Hope

I Need Your Help 

Before Sept 1st 2015 I was a carefree father, working at a job I loved, playing sports daily, hunting and fishing as much as possible and living a pretty carefree live. 725 more words

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Finding contentment

So much of today’s technologically advanced world is designed to remind us of what we don’t have.  Advertisements for everything under the sun – including peace, if only I would buy the organizing package, flood my inbox daily.  931 more words

Faith Family Football

My Donor

I’ve been thinking a lot about my donor and their family in the last few weeks. Now that I’m well enough to have something other than recovery on my mind, I’m becoming increasingly curious about who my new liver came from and how I can thank their loved ones for making the difficult decision to donate. 382 more words


Pride sucks 

My whole life I’ve been the alpha male (in my own head at least). Going from top dog to whale shit is a harder to swallow than a pack of saltines covered in cinnamon. 167 more words

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A Lifetime of Gratitude

I don’t like the custom of sitting around the holiday table and sharing that for which I am thankful.  I always feel self conscious and believe I need to express something spectacular or worth mentioning.  1,142 more words


26 Pounds 

Before Matthew was born, we were told that the magic number we need to pray for is 22. He needs to get to the minimum weight of 22 pounds to be eligible for a kidney transplant.It was highly unlikely that he would survive anything from pregnancy to NICU to after NICU… but we still had a goal. 395 more words