1. The Calm Before the Storm

1. The Calm Before the Storm

This photo was taken Thanksgiving 2003 – with my daughter Bonnie. Just 5 days before the traumatic injury to my spine. I am in prime fitness – riding the wave of a successful growing business and happy family.

This was shattered with a horrific rupture to my L4 – L5 lumbar disks. A gun shot like sound as the disc exploded in fragments – impacting vital nerves throughout the left side of my spine. Instant excruciating pain enveloped my left leg and body – Thus began my downward spiral into spine surgery…

A1.Dad and Bonnie Thanksgiving 2003 (cropped)