Feb 19 2010
My name is Rick and recently I became inducted into the ATR club. I guess the warranty really does run out after you turn 40. I was helping coach my daughter’s U12 soccer team when the unthinkable happened. I thought I got rolled from behind as I made a routine move with the ball. Three days later confirmation of the full rupture of my right achille’s tendon. Six days after the injury I was in surgery and am now on the road to recovery.
I’m a 3rd grade teacher with two very active children. I also have an amazing wife, she has been a rock through all of this. It will make the dark days not so dark.
I have spent the last 6 months working myself back into shape. Not only was I becoming a gym regular, but I was starting to enjoy it. Coaching soccer was going to let me get back into a sport I played in my much younger days. It was also a great chance to spend more time with my daughter.