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On Invincibility or Lack Thereof

When I was young, I was always on the go. While I might be slowed from time-to-time, I couldn’t be stopped. Challenges were speed bumps, not walls. My teens were simply a transition to my early twenties. Life was grand.

But time continued to move forward and something changed.

Jumping into a Lake

Courtesy of Brooklyn Morgan and Unsplash.com.


It’s funny that here I sit in the twilight of my thirties wondering why I so callously ignored the advice to hold on to my youth. To stay fit. To enjoy each moment. You see, I guess when you’re invincible you don’t know what it’s like to lose something until it is lost.

Even when my invincibility started to wane, I was oblivious. First there was the broken ankle playing soccer. Then there was the ruptured ACL playing softball. Each was a catastrophic injury that I never quite recovered from. And most recently, something in the “good” leg went while I was jogging (more like a fast walk) down to first base.

And poof. Here I sit, with a bum wheel, and a sudden realization that I’m truly not invincible.

Oh how I miss my invincibility.

Growin’ a Mo!

Man Made in Movember!

Man Made in Movember!

This Movember, I’ve committed my upper lip to help change the face of men’s health by growing a moustache and now I need your support!
 
I’m passionate about this cause because one in five Canadians will experience major depression in their lives. Many men find the stigmas associated with mental health lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment, which often prevents them from seeking help and taking action. We must change this!
 
You can donate by:

  • Donating online at http://mobro.co/lyteforce
  • Writing a cheque to ‘Movember Canada’, referencing my registration ID: 2875405 and mailing it to:  Movember Canada, 119 Spadina Avenue, PO Box 65, Toronto, ON M5T 2T2

The Movember Foundation is working tirelessly every day to rid the world of this suffering and to ensure men and boys experiencing mental health problems know the signs and take action early.
 
I need your support to fund this important work. Together, we can do it.
 
You can learn more about the important work and impact Movember is having at: http://ca.movember.com/programs
 
There’s a lot riding on this moustache, thank you for your support!

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