This summer me and two other amputee friends are planning a bike ride from Clarksville OH to Kansas City Missouri to raise money for the Paddy Rossbach youth amputee camp. The ACA foots the bill to send the young amps to camp at a cost of about $2000.00 a kid. We plan to ride out from Camp Joy in Clarksville and arrive at the ACA conferance in Kansas City.
Today, March 1, 2010, marks the day that forever changed my life. It was on this very day in 2006 that a bullet tore through my left upper thigh and exited my calf. The path that the bullet traveled was the same place my femoral artery could be found. Needless to say the artery was mangled beyond repair and the leg had to be amputated above the knee two days later on March 3rd….. On this day, the first day of March I celebrate life. I should have died that night, but our dear Lord didn’t want me to come home yet. He left me here to be a father, a husband, a son, a brother, and a friend. Today is my yearly reminder to think about the things that really matter in life. Help me celebrate today by doing the little things that show people who you are. We are the children of God. So, hug and hold your children, get your spouse a flower, hold the door for a stranger, tell someone how much you love them, because it could all be gone tomorrow.