I am just an average guy. I live an average life and am not any better or worse off than the average Canadian. I am given a day at a time do to with it what I wish. Sometimes I am productive, sometimes I am at a loss as to what to do with the day I was given, but mostly I consider every day a gift. Someone once said to me ‘ You are the poor fellow that got Flesh Eating Disease.’ I replied, ‘no, I am the lucky fellow that got Flesh Eating Disease.’
I try to remember each day that had I not made it through the events of May, 2010, I would not be here to enjoy the day in front of me, and that would make me poor. But I am here – living – breathing – being loved and loving back. That makes me lucky.
By sharing my story, I hope to give others hope in the face of tragedy, to inspire others to give life their best shot in spite of restrictions or challenges, and to help other people with disabilities to make a decision to live life to the fullest each and every day.