To be perfectly honest with you I don't know the name of the doctor that said that to me but if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be running the Chicago marathon. That comment hurt so much that it changed my life, I could have laid in that hospital bed and said "You're right" and gone on living a miserable life and not taking care of myself and I would've been dead before I turned 30.
Instead that comment made me understand life. Although I was near death I had a lot of good in my life but I was choosing to feel sorry for myself. This doctor took a risk in making that comment and it paid off. If he didn't make that comment I doubt that I wouldn't be an endurance cyclist or runner. This doctor saved my life and when I'm crying at the start line it will be because I'm alive and I have a life worth living.
Seven years ago this doctor changed my life and for far to long I was angry with him when I should have been thanking him. On October 9th the first of 26 miles is for you Dr. Lifesaver!!