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I hope that all of you have had great holidays. Wow, 2012! This is my second new year after my transplant. It really does give you a different perspective on being wished the next year to be the best ever. I’ve learned that I don’t have to have someone wish that for me – it’s kind of my job to make it happen and enjoy every day for what it is. That’s my wish for each of you!
One of the reasons we moved to Nashville was because of my life-long love of music. That goes beyond turning on the radio, listening to a CD, or enjoying a live performance. It is being able to learn of the stories behind the music and those making it. What’s really cool about living in Music City is that rarely a day goes by without the opportunity to do just that.
If you know rock, southern rock, blues, and country the name this gentleman to the left, Gregg Allman is very familiar to you. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association here. His music is certainly woven into the soundtrack of our generation. But did you know he is a transplant recipient? He received a liver at about the same time I received mine. And he is gradually returning to the music scene with a performance at the Ryman Auditorium. Want a great story? Check this one out from Dave Paulson in the Tennessean: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/12/30/gregg-allman-finds-new-lease-on-life-returns-to-ryman/.
All of us as transplant recipients can relate to Gregg’s feeling of having a new lease on life. And as we move into this year of 2012, let’s do it with the music of life in our hearts!