Since my surgery in 2014, I thank my surgeon Dr. Castro with an annual life time achievement. This year, I summited White Mountain Peak, which is the third highest peak in CA. Prayers to this heart community.
A day of reflection & gratitude, as I celebrate 7 years with a fixed heart. Thank you Dr. Castro. Here's the family at Lake Tahoe last summer.
May 20th is my day of gratitude and reflection. It's my 6th anniversary of getting my heart fixed by Dr. Luis Castro and company. I always like to post a family picture that best captures the past year. Sandy, Ashley, Kady and me on the Island of Maui
Five years ago today, I was blessed to have Dr. Castro fix my heart so I could continue to enjoy life. In the past five years, I have watched graduations, summited mountains and love my family. Forever grateful!
It's been a great weekend. My youngest graduated from Texas Tech University and today I celebrate my four year anniversary of my aoritic valve and root being replaced by Dr. Castro. I've lived a lot of life these past four years.
I recently celebrated my third anniversary of my mechanical valve by hiking the last 46 miles of the John Muir Trail which included a summit of Mt. Whitney (14,508'). For those pending surgery or those in recovery great things are in your future.
On 9/12/16 thru 9/17/16, I celebrated two years of a repaired heart. I got to travel 75 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from Yosemite to Sonora Pass, we gained over 14,200' and lost 13,188. It was a great adventure and I'm thankful for Dr. Castro.
Two years ago today, Dr. Castro, Dr. Harmon and the amazing nurses at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, replaced my aortic valve and root. I will be ever thankful for the kindness that I received while I was at Sequoia Hospital. I'm also thankful for the
Rim to Rim 2015
Thanksgiving 2014-I'm thankful that I can continue to be there for my family and we (Sandy and I) could visit our daughters in Texas.