I continue to work on my forthcoming book AND and Shimdot Productions has been working with me and 5 other amputees filming a reality TV show pilot about living as an amputee.
Apr 2013 I will be participating in my 7th Pat's run. A 4.2 mile run celebrating Pat Tillman. Before my amputations, I did not enjoy running - preferring to stay in shape using athletics of some type. Now I do this event because I can and it always leads to something -- an interview or a gig.
Mar 2013 I was a guest at the Tempe Sport's Authority Courage Awards as a past honoree. I met many celebrities including two of my heroes, Frank Kush and Danny White. This is a great honor for me. I was almost the only one there not in a tuxedo.
Mar 2013 I placed second in the AMF state bowling tournament missing the national finals by 9 pins - RATS! I have placed second in this event more than once. "We'll get'm next year" is getting a little old. Still, I feel good that I can compete against fully abled bowlers.
Carol and I bought a piece of rental property becoming real estate moguls. This is a reach for us but we both feel like this is an excellent time to buy real estate, plus, it is in a nice retirement/golf community so as owners, we can use the amenities.
Jan. 2013 Carol and I took first place in the fun time doubles tournament in Las Vegas. This has become a bi-annual event. Thousands of bowlers participate from all over the country and Carol and I have made hundreds of new friends.