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!