Brian Walsh posted a note for Gary that says:
Great story and great article on the 5K! No doubt you will be back. It does take some time to get back to where you want to be, but you will be there with the right determination. The depression and frustration is quite natural, especially when you are restricted from doing the things you love to do. Keep on pressing, have fun and love life. Sounds like you have your faith in check as well, so knowing God is in control and will use this for amazing things is even better. All the best and thanks for sharing.
I am sorry to hear about your accident that lead to your open heart surgery, especially at such a young age. But at least the doctors were able to repair you valve & you won't have to take Coumadin & can play football again. You have survived a lot. So hang in there. You are strong & brave.