May 04, 2011

Exposed once again

Tuesday I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of pharmaceutical employees. I traveled to Newark on Monday and Tuesday morning at 11:30 I exposed my heart and soul, the good, the bad, the ups and the downs of this journey. I really missed having Mary there this time.  She is my rock.

The audience was warm and receptive.  I hope that it was well received. I appreciate these opportunities, I  enjoy sharing my story, but even more, I enjoy educating people about the disease. I look at it as one small victory at a time. If just one or two people leave that meeting and either get checked or encourage a loved one to be checked, it was well worth my time I would consider it a success. If not that, perhaps someone heard me when I encouraged the audience to eat better and exercise more and to not wait until something happens to make a change. I guess I’ll never truly  know, I always leave these events feeling hopeful.

I met several really wonderful people again and I even discussed disc golf with a few people before lunch. Seems I should have brought a few discs and played a course at Rutgers University. Maybe another time!

As I mentioned before, this month is very hectic, so this is all I have time for now.


Anonymous said...

David, I was in the audience. Afterwards, I went outside, called my husband and told him in no uncertain terms that if he didn't make a doctor's appointment next week, I WOULD! Your story and your message was heard and will be retold. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Anonymous said...

David, of your many qualities your humility is one of my favorites. While I didn't have the privilege of being in Newark to hear you, the impact you had on those in the room is far greater than you know.