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Old 02-16-2017, 12:38 PM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
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Adiós mis amigos

6 years, 2329 posts, and 2 boats ago I found this wonderful resource. Some of us have had the chance to meet, enjoy a beer, or ridden together. Overall this isn't just a place to find information but a place of friends.

I haven't been around for awhile due to what was thought to be a severed nerve in my leg. Haven't been riding and the boat sat for most of last year. Things got worse and weren't progressing like I was told they were so I sought a second opinion.

I've been through the ringer over the last few weeks but have been told I have a 99% chance of having ALS. Not shocking as my father had it I just thought I had a good decade before I needed to worry about it.

We haven't told many folks outside of close family & friends but we'll be putting the boat up for sale in a few weeks and figured it would spark conversation anyways.

I didn't come here for a pity party or looking for sympathy. To be frank I'm doing quite well in life and the disease is progressing slowly. I've found a new view on life over the past year and am happier than I ever have been.

I'll be back in a few weeks to list the boat but I wanted to say thank you to everyone on this board for the advice and the friendship.

With that I will implore everyone to have a kick *** season. Get out as much as you can and live life to the fullest. Don't hold anything back because any day could be someone's last day out.

If anyone ever wants to follow along I'm keeping a daily blog of things going forward at www.adaywithmnd.com

Again, love you guys and shred hard!

Prostar out!
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:43 PM
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Best wishes!
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:58 PM
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Great attitude Prostar, an inspiration to the rest of us! I wish you and yours nothing but the best and you will remain in our prayers.

I find it fascinating every time I hear someone with an attitude like yours how much it helps to ground me in what is truly important. It really does make me step back from my daily "challenges" and ensure I to live life to the fullest every day, never look back and always make sure my priorities are focused 100% where they should be.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:34 PM
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It's been a better forum having people like you around. Hope you stop in some time and best wishes and prayers to you and your family.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:35 PM
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I tapped out back in 2015 due to health issues to and sold my boat. At my lowest point one day my body started to heal itself. Now almost 2 years later Im boat shopping again. I have sent a prayer your way that the same thing happens to you.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:22 PM
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Best of luck. I just read your blog and the world would be a better place if people had your type of mindset.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:30 PM
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^^^^^ This ^^^^^
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:33 PM
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Praying for you guys, families need it as well. Hate to lose you around here, swing by and give us an update if you think about it.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:41 PM
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Best wishes, you will be missed around here.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:43 PM
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Yes, there have been classy posts and the not-so-much. Thanks for always keeping it classy! We will miss you.
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