About two years ago, I made some plans.
The plan was to drop some extra weight. I started working out with the ferns and was off to a decent start. Luckily I was EH’d by Pusher into F3 and not only did the extra weight come off, but then some.
The plan was to get my cholesterol to a respectable number without meds. That happened too, and then some.
The plan was to NOT to have a heart attack. That’s where my luck ran out.
On February 13, I will be participating in the Cupid’s Cup 5K. This fundraising event supports Carolinas Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. I happen to be a proud graduate of the 12 week program, having had a heart attack early last year. The work I put in with F3 helped my recovery and I am convinced it made my “event” less severe. But not everyone is so lucky. And not everyone who needs the center can afford it. So it’s important that I use my advantage of a full recovery to raise awareness of this great facility. My LAD (left artery descending) now has three stents. You can use my fundraising page (tinyurl.com/cupidcup2016) to help support this great cause. My goal is to raise $300 per stent for a total of $900. Rock Thrill & Deacon gave me a great start last week with their generous gifts. Whatever you can spare to help reach this goal will be greatly appreciated.
It would also be awesome to have some PAX join me at the event. It’s a great course through the Dilworth neighborhood. Here’s the link to register for the event itself.(http://tinyurl.com/CupidCupRegistration) Use the “F3-Fort Mill” team.
As we all know, we make plans and life happens (or the Sky Q laughs). My roadblock while scary was not a huge burden in the long run. I’m grateful for the support of my F3 brothers, other friends & family. Because of that support system, I was able to overcome the emotional side of my recovery easily. And without that roadblock I would never think to raise awareness for a facility such as the Cardiac Rehab Center. Thanks to their awesome work, I look forward to supporting them for many years to come.