Thursday, September 18, 2008

How My Wife Saved My Life With Skateboarding

I owe Emily my life. She is my wife, partner, best friend, and provider of support that keeps me on 4 wheels. Up until my 34th birthday I wasn't spending much time if any on board. I was using my body for a storage tank and loading it up daily with beer and junk food. Fatty Liver Disease had set in. I was moderately obese. Then in the spring of 2006 Emily bought me a Powell Skull and Sword reissue with Independent Trucks and Rat Bones. I started skating again stopped drinking so much beer and I rediscovered water. It is a wonderful drink that flushes your vital organs so I started drinking it in large quantities. I attempted to modify my diet (Good Luck with that one). That summer we made the trip to Oregon and I saw first hand just how alive skateboarding is. I returned from the West with a renewed vigor.
Now here we are 2 years later and my liver enzymes are normal which means the Fatty Liver Disease is a thing of the past. I'm also happy to say that I tip the scales with 40 less pounds on my body. Yes, 40 pounds. I'm not "sick" all the time.
I skate every chance I get these days despite working more than full time. My wife and son often accompany me on my excursions. I am grateful to have my son on board and skating by my side. Some dads take their sons hunting, some throw a ball. We SKATEBOARD, therefore We LIVE.
This is my testimonial. Skateboarding saved my life. More importantly my wife saved my life with skateboardig. Thank You Emily Hope!


Jackie said...

That's real talk right there. Having a wife who has your back is the stuff....and that's no lie.

You both rock!!

Marc's Board Shop said...

a family who skates together , stays together

Jeff said...

Thank You Man!
and Marc, you said it. Jackie knows too.