March 25, 2014

Marine for Life: Took a licking; and kept on ticking



Today is the seven-year anniversary of my surgery and I can’t help but thank God that I’m still here.  I didn’t think I’d see 23, and here I am getting ready to turn 30. According to my doctors, my heart will keep ticking for a long, long time.

I never got to thank the Corpsman, HM1 Donald Kline, for saving my life. He retired from the Navy shortly after finding out about my heart problems and I never saw him again.  If it weren’t for him, I’d have died.  I truly hope that someday he comes across this and realizes how grateful I truly am.


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