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Old 07-05-2018, 05:11   #1
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Made it through a rough time in my life,growing up without my bio dad.He left when my mom was pregnant with me.The day he found out she was pregnant with me,said he would leave if she was going to have a girl.The day they found out,he was not too happy it was going to be a girl and left.My mom cried that day he left,her family helped out.I admit she made ends meet for both of us.Worked two jobs to help pay the bills,rent,putting food on the table and things for us we needed.Everything changed when my step dad came into our lives and I was 10 years old at the time.He helped us out even more,mom and I saw a light out of the end of the tunnel knowing things were getting better and did.Accepted me in his life and said he will always love me although he was not my bio dad.We have a great relationship to this day.He saw we were going through hard times.Good thing is my bio dad is in my life and we met last month for the first time.He learned a lesson,said he should of never left my mom when she was pregnant with me.It hurt him with lots of regrets which haunted him.Decided to change his ways,has proven to me that he won't turn his back on me and be in my life.I also have forgiven him and we are making up for lost time.One thing he is not going to miss is when I turn 40 next year.I am proud of my dad admitting his mistakes and making things right.

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Thanks for sharing your story as i know it was not easy though you likely feel better talking about it.

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Biggest thing was my mom and I never gave up.Her family helped us out and we give back.Mom and I help out single moms that are struggling making ends meet that need the help.For Father's Day this year,I handed a hand written letter to my step dad from me.He loved it and was a little tearful reading it.It mentioned what he has done for me and also helping me out make the right decisions in life

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knowing your stronger and confident you can thru the difficult times builds a foundation for any future hurdles

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One thing my step dad did for me was when I was 18,help me with my decision to enlist in the Marines.Said it maybe worth it for me or it is best for me making me a better person.He served in the Marines as well and was proud of me when I decided to enlist serving 10 years.Saw it made me a better person learning a lot of respect happened.See this youtube video made me make the decision to write the letter for my step dad and he has it framed up in his den,

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With the discipline you gathered in the marines for 10 years, you will apply it to managing your blood sugar and get the very best results you can get. There is a common link between military service and diabetes.

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With the discipline you gathered in the marines for 10 years, you will apply it to managing your blood sugar and get the very best results you can get. There is a common link between military service and diabetes.
I ran a lot in boot camp including doing some exercises.One thing I learned was listen to the drill instructors.

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The new Drill Instructor isn't a 6' 1" Sergeant barking out commands 10 feet from you. Instead it is the voice in your mind that oversees the rules of engagement such as what you eat, when, how much, and the amount of exercise required to maintain glucose normalcy. There is a song by The Who titled Wont Get Fooled Again 1971 and its about learning from our mistakes. One of the lyrics in song reads "Meet the new boss same as the old boss". The old boss is the drill instructor and the new one is the voice within

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...A&&FORM=VRDGAR

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8 grandmal seizures requiring paramedics + ER
Dx heart disease in 2000; triple bypass surgery
2 pancreas organ transplants 2001+2004 at Univ Minn & Univ Calif San Francisco med ctr
Dx with cancer twice 2007 & 2008, stage 2 & 3
Lost 2 transplanted pancreas; 6/2001 & 6/2015
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Thank you for your service Korey.

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