I am a 62
year old retired CPA, married to Sandra since March 3,
1967, with a 40 year old daughter and a 35 year old son. I
have three grandchildren.
moved to CA in 1979 where I opened an accounting practice. In
1982 I had my first heart attack by-pass surgery. In 1987and
in 1988 I had additional heart attacks which were treated with
stints. In 1990 I had another heart attack followed by a
second by-pass surgery. By 1996 I had developed Congestive
Heart Failure which resulted in a Heart Transplant in October
Now as if
that hadn’t been enough fun, in September 2005 my intestine
ruptured resulting in a colostomy which, thankfully was
reversed in May 2006. However, as a result of my illnesses and
the harsh drug regimen my kidneys have failed and I am
undergoing dialysis while waiting on the donor list.
meantime, I have been blessed in that 14 wonderful friends and
relatives who have volunteered to be living kidney donors.
Unfortunately for reasons of compatibility or their personal
health reasons they will not be able to donate. So we are
last twenty five years of these health challenges, I have been
truly blessed in that my wife has been my devoted friend and
caregiver. Through her efforts, in spite of my challenges, I
have been able to live a somewhat comfortable and productive
I'd like to
publicly thank my wife, Sandy. In times of challenge, we
sometimes forget those who truly do the real heavy lifting; those who
bear the stress and pain silently and bravely while watching their loved ones
benefited greatly from her countless hours of sacrifice and
want her to know how much I appreciate her.