There is so much I can say about my Dad and how much he means to me. However the one word that always outshines the others is HERO. I watched him as a little girl be purposeful about his health. He would sit at the kitchen table every morning with his oatmeal, his coffee, a banana and his blood glucose meter as he organized the 12 vitamins he would usually take. Morning after morning he would repeat this ritual (amongst other things) to assist his body in balancing his diabetes and his Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of your plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in your bone marrow. Plasma cells normally make proteins called antibodies to help you fight infections. In multiple myeloma, a group of plasma cells (myeloma cells) becomes cancerous and multiplies, raising the number of plasma cells to a higher than normal level. He never complained, never allowed himself to give up and persevered after his goals which birthed his most infamous saying I will always remember, “What The Mind Believes and Conceives, It Can Achieve”
So when I was diagnosed in April 2008, my parents took me to the best doctors and became proactive in the journey to restoring my health. However after years unanswered questions and multiple medications my father made the decision to seek alternative methods to help control my seizures. He taught me how he controlled his diabetes and cancer though dieting, exercise and knowledge from the book Prescription For Nutritional Healing. Through his constant encouragement and strength I began to feel like my old self again. I was able to gain a sense of independence I’m not sure I would have now without his help.
Sadly, January 2013 my father was assaulted by a young man while experiencing a state of confusion on his way back home due to chemotherapy and insulin. The assault resulted in a blood vessel rupturing in his brain which called for an emergency brain surgery. He made a slight recovery in March in time for us to celebrate his 70th birthday. However, the months to follow his body was unable to fight off the number of new health issues he experienced as a result of the assault.
On July 1, 2013, my father left us to be in heaven.
These past few months have been difficult, however, I, know my father would want me to live through the strength he exuded daily. So this website and blog is a dedication to my daddy ! Instead of sitting in a dark room crying over lost time with him I’m choosing to be the light that he ignited within me to shine for the world to see. I salute and celebrate your life daddy.
RIP My love, My angel
You are truly missed