Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sorry I Disappeared

So sorry that I dropped from view since November, but I have a good excuse and a story that will blow your mind and is directly relevant to my last blog titled GIVE MORE OF YOUR TIME. I promised in that blog that I would volunteer at least two hours of my time and actually Walk the Walk - to practice what I was preaching.

With my partner Angela, we volunteered to work at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's (RIC) annual Sky Rise vertical run to the top of the Willis (nee Sears) Tower. On November 6, we volunteered to help an organization we knew nothing about.

A week later following a planned surgery, something went terribly wrong in post-op and I had a stroke. I then found myself trying to regain my speech, my motor skills and my organizational skills at Chicago's leading rehab center – yes, you guessed it - the RIC.

If you don't think these events are somehow cosmically, spiritually connected then you need to check your pulse.

I am now just reaching the point where I feel able to communicate effectively again - thanks to the good people at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

I gave and then I received. I can't explain it. It just happened. And for that I am profoundly grateful.


  1. Welcome back, Tom. Walk that walk!
    See you soon.
    Mike the K

  2. Thanks Mike. With friends like you it has been a whole lot easier.

  3. Glad to hear how well you're doing! Amazing!