Well it’s about time I wrote up a proper “About Me”


I’m not too good at writing so I’ll just give a quick “Down and Dirty” rundown.


I’m 40, male and have been married for 13 years; I have one son who is 4 and a female German Shepherd Dog who is 8. I ruptured my left AT 12 days before my 40th birthday pushing my truck, which had stalled.


In high school I was very active. I ran the 3200 meter during spring and winter track and cross country in the fall. I played soccer and basketball for city leagues for a while. I spent 9 years in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic and then 6 years in the Air National Guard as a Video Production Specialist. I have studied Judo and Ju-Jitsu for almost 10 years.


Since my son was born I have become a bit of a slug. As I’ve gotten older my interests switched from sports and exercise to woodworking, video production and riding my motorcycle. I realize now from being so sedentary that I need to exercise more. My dog has gotten fat too. I thought about hooking up a harness to her and letting her pull me around the block in the wheelchair. I have made a promise to myself that when I’m able to walk again I will start taking her out every night like I used to. We could both stand to lose about 10 pounds!


This injury has really been an eye opener for me in many ways. I realize I have to take better care of myself. I realize I need to see the doctor when something hurts and not let it go on for years before it breaks completely (something us men rarely do.) I realize how much the other people in my life are willing to help me do even the most basic of things (and for that I am grateful.) I realize how great my co-workers are, even though I am now called “Wheels” “Sticks” “Gimp” and “Hop-A-Long.” I sometimes get tired of explaining things over and over to them, but I know that if they didn’t care about me, they would just let me go on about my day without asking how I am or calling me silly names.


I could go on and on but I don’t want to bore you. I just want to get better, walk my dog with my wife and son every night, go fishing with my son and ride my motorcycle again. To whoever is reading this, I wish you all the best of luck in your recovery and hopefully you to can go back to doing the things you enjoy!