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My Second Chance

Post by Dave Tuttle on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:32 pm

15 years ago today was the beginning of my second chance at life... I probably never will figure out how or why I was so fortunate to survive but I am truly thankful for each new day, for those close to me (and that includes you all here), and for what I have learned about life through this experience.

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by EugeneRunner on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:05 pm

That is a major milestone. Congratulations!

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by Tom price on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:56 pm

15 years......nice!
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Re: My Second Chance

Post by echoguy on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:34 pm

15 years and lots more to go!!! Congratulations...

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by Gary E on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:18 pm

There's plenty more in store for you too. Congrats!
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Re: My Second Chance

Post by Rachel August on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:10 am

So cool Dave!!!! Congrats!!!

Many many more to you!!!

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by kodi30 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:47 am

Long time and many more in store for you. BTW, thanks for what you do for all of us here. Smile

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by RoadKillBill on Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:34 am

It's been our pleasure too, Dave!

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:57 am

Congratulations on 15 years. You are an inspiration for all of us here.

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Re: My Second Chance

Post by Sumorunner on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:57 am

15 yrs is a good milestone. As I passed each 5 yr increment I wrote an article for the local road runners club. It was a surprise to all that I managed to run again after the initial surgery and even more as I continued. It made them feel they too could overcome heart issues should they ever have them.

I found also the the running population is very fluid and every 5 yrs a large proportion of the club is new and has never heard the story or any story like it. So maybe you should write about it for your local runners club.

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