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Sports have always been a huge part of my life. I really enjoy just about any kind of sporting event that you can think of. I have played baseball, some soccer, a little hockey, and you can still find me chasing a little white ball around a golf course. It didn’t take long for me, like most of us, ro realize that my skills in the playing of the games fall far short of my passion. It was then I discovered that I was really good at understanding the big picture of sports – the details that make those who are so good, so good. I found that involvement in games from the sidelines is almost as fulfilling as being out playing the game. I learned that even the best athletes need someone to help them focus, to keep some discipline, to look for the little details that will add to success, to help them reach their potential, and to keep their eyes on the goal. There is no successful athlete at any level without a coach nearby. I’ve been in different sideline roles in baseball, football, soccer, hockey, basketball, and even some boxing. I am also very proud to point out that my son, Matt, is a professional instructor and coach in baseball.
When I became sick, my team was no doubt of championship quality. I had the best doctors, best nurses, best therapists, coordinators, nutritionists, pharmacists -all that define the transplant team. There was, however, one weak link to my team – me. I cannot say enough about how much those on the sidelines, those not directly involved with my care, were important to me. When I was tired, they literally carried me. When I was discouraged, there was always someone cheering me on. When I felt that I just did not have enough, they pointed to my strengths and challenged me to use them and develop them. It was because of this “coaching” that I came to be the star of my team – and we, as a team with the out-of-the-lights coaching, did reach that end-zone – my return to health.
A Transplant Coach is someone to guide you, to identify and use the strengths you have, to build up skills that you don’t even know are there, to encourage you, to keep you focused, and help you to win the transplant race that you have begun. As your Transplant Coach I will help you to address the challenges of your health, if need be, make necessary life-style changes to build upon. It makes no difference if you are just beginning to hear that an organ transplant may be in your future, if you are waiting on the transplant list, or if it is the day, the week, or the month, or the year after your transplant. Being your Transplant Coach I and my Coaching Staff will be on your side to help you run the race of your life. We will make sure that you are prepared to hurdle any barrier that appears. And, Sandra reminds me, your family deserves their own Position Coach as well.
Being your Transplant Coach is an opportunity for me to help guide you, your family, and friends to meet your goal of regaining your life – to be sure that you optimize your gift of life. From my times both on and off the field I will offer you all of my experiences and expertise to develop your customized plan of success. I will help you to address your worries, the challenges of the lifestyle changes you need to make, the frustrations of sticking to the plan, or those days when maybe it just does seem worth all of the effort. Transplant Coaching is a recognized method to help you keep focus, keep discipline, look for the little details that will add to your overall health, dig a little deeper, all to help you reach your potential, and to keep your eyes on the goal, no matter how far away that goal seems to be.
Believe me, I have learned that there are lot more important things than winning a game. This is for your life. And I can coach you, and your team, to where you want to be! And I can’t wait for the celebration!