But I also want to make mention of our dairy friends from Milky Wave Dairy in Ontario. It was last June/July that Henk and Bettina Schuurmans embarked on their epic cross-Canada tractor tour to bring positive attention to the Canadian Dairy industry. We all know what happened. We must keep that family in our prayers, as healing will be a long road.
Back to Health – Everything Else is a Bonus
Remarkable Renal Restoration
No need to genotype him...he’s clearly a Wikkerink!
342 Days Since Marc’s Second Chance
I remember the team telling me that the recovery would not be easy, and it would not be smooth. Okay, maybe they say that to everyone. No expectations. However, me being me, I was counting down the days until I could travel, get back on the squash court and live the life I wanted to live. What is life without a little ambition?
For the first six months, my heart rarely agreed with my ambition. Not only did I face multiple episodes of rejection - my body was fighting this foreign object - but I also dealt with a recurrence of my cancer. Never one to give up, I continued to fight through.
December was the turning point. I was cancer-free and my heart was being accepted by my body. I felt a new energy and new zest for life that told me it was time to push forward. But I had to remember to listen to my body, or my amazing wife, whoever told me to slow down first!
I’ve been fortunate enough to continue what I love doing. I travelled to Rome to expand our charitable reach globally (Heartlife Foundation), spent time in Malta enjoying the beach and even started to jog. As I come up to June 6, 2019, I will continue to push forward, testing my limits, living my second-chance life. I remain grateful for my donor, donor family and the amazing gift I received.”