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Still Kicking

I received a note this morning from a woman who’s husband is currently dealing with Ewings Sarcoma. She said she had read my blog but hadn’t reached out earlier because she had feared the worst since it hadn’t been updated … Continue reading

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I love the beach!

I hope everyone had a happy labor day weekend! I spent it at my favorite place on earth: our beach house in North Carolina. Every chance I get I run down there and never want to leave! In case you … Continue reading

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Push Yourself

This has been on my mind a lot lately since I saw a note from an amputee posted by the Amputee Coalition on Facebook. The Amputee Coalition does a pretty cool thing where they post people’s messages and allow the … Continue reading

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A Long Time Coming

It’s been far too long since I’ve updated my blog. A lot has happened in the past few months, and I keep thinking about how I need to post an update, but for whatever reason just haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Heart wrenching, but great

This is a great video and story, but very sad as my title warns. I love the way they talk about how experiences are what matter. It’s a hard thing to explain, but I think it’s a chord that resonates … Continue reading

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2013 Masters

What a great Masters this year! This year was the first year I have ever had the opportunity to go down for a practice round too, which was something I have been eagerly anticipating! Being an avid photographer, it has … Continue reading

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Genium

On Monday I spent the day up at Procare (my prosthetist’s office) serving as a patient model for a new knee they were being certified on, called the Genium. Beyond just helping them get certified, I also had the opportunity … Continue reading

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2 Years as an Amputee

Yesterday marked the 2 year anniversary of my amputation, and the 2 year anniversary of being cancer free! While you might not celebrate the day you lost a limb, the day you successfully eliminated cancer from your body is definitely … Continue reading

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Been too long

It’s been entirely too long since I’ve updated my blog and I have a few minutes right now, so I thought I’d stop putting it off! I’m including some shots of my wheelchair basketball team that I got at a … Continue reading

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Travel Team

I just wanted to make a quick update about something that I’m pretty excited about. I was informed last Thursday that I made the travel team for wheelchair basketball! Shepherd Center has 2 different teams, one is the championship division, … Continue reading

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Two Years Out

It’s hard to believe that today marks the two year anniversary of the day I was diagnosed with cancer. Driving home tonight I was kind of bowled over emotionally by it… as much as I am ever “bowled over emotionally” … Continue reading

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Life as an amputee

I wear a prosthesis every day. I don’t think of it as weird. It is just my life now. Honestly I don’t feel different or think of myself differently than I did before my amputation. The fact that I wear … Continue reading

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Amicalola Falls

This past Saturday I woke up at 5:30am and drove up to Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia. Amicalola means “tumbling waters” in the Cherokee language. It is the largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, at 729 feet. It was … Continue reading

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Photography

I have been an avid amateur photographer ever since I took my first photography class back in 1996. Back then I used an old canon camera my dad had, rolled and developed my own film and spent entirely too much … Continue reading

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Hickory Pig

Today, after going to the prosthetist and having some tweaks made to my prosthesis, I went by a BBQ place called the Hickory Pig for lunch. The Hickory Pig is in Gainesville, GA and is an incredible place. It is … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Basketball Begins!

Tonight was my first wheelchair basketball practice. It was mainly administrative, but after we were done with the boring stuff I took part in a 5v5 game. I was the only new guy out there (I think the next newest … Continue reading

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The reason I started this blog

Today I received an incredibly nice note from a lady that is on a synovial sarcoma forum I have been on since I was diagnosed with cancer back in 2010. I have my blog linked there. The reason I started … Continue reading

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Wrightsville

Just a quick update because this was so cool. Today after fishing, we ended up stumbling into a pod of dolphins at the Masonboro inlet here at Wrightsville Beach, NC. We followed them around the inlet for about an hour. … Continue reading

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Google Doodle Hurdles

This Google Doodle Hurdles game has been a huge hit on the internet today and has been entirely too addicting to me! My best time is 10.0 (as you can see in the screen shot), but a girl I work … Continue reading

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The Olympics

I love the Olympics. You spend 2 weeks watching all of the sports that you would normally never watch and cheer your country on to victory. It is such a cool global event and always brings out the best in … Continue reading

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