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OK, I’ve been out of touch for awhile. Many reasons (excuses), but here’s the best I’ve got to offer. After we got ourselves settled here in Nashville, we decided to follow a shared dream and by a horse for each of us. I’m not sure what got in to me. My health had returned as I was back at the relatively safe game of golf. Then Sandra found the perfect horse for her – Spinner. They make quite a pair. Was it jealousy? Was it my new joy of life? Was it my latent stupidity coming through? Whatever, soon I arranged to test ride Sam. This is how our day began:
This helicopter has me on board as a trauma patient airlifting me to Vanderbilt Medical Center where I spent five days in their trauma unit being treated for nine broken ribs (I’m not real sure how many we have), broken shoulder, clavicle, nose, and a hugely fractured ego. Seems Sam got a bit spooked by something after our ride, and took off with me still with him. Not too long after that he decided I was too much of a load, and sent we on my first flight of the day – bouncing off a fence. Resulting in my second flight of the day.
Well, I’m healed up now, am the proud owner of a very mild mannered older horse by the name of Trooper. And as the new year has arrived, and I’ve experienced yet another realization that life hold no guarantees, one of my resolutions for 2013 is to do what I’ve always wanted to do with the Wellspring Transplant Support Center. So bear with me while I reintroduce our mission.
Our mission statement remains the same: “…to help those impacted at any time of the organ transplant continuum understand and face the challenges and the opportunities that organ transplantation offers.” The following are where I will be focusing for the near future:
So, indeed, I’m back in the saddle again and I’m done horsing around. Please let me know what you think of what we are doing and where we’re heading. This is not what I want to do and where I want to be. I truly hope that you will join me!