BRAIN TUMOR SURVIVOR FIGHTS BACK, ONE STRIDE AT A TIME.
Tuesday, September 27, 7:24 AM to 7:24 PM
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Were you ever called to do something, but you can’t say why? All you know is that the pull is too great; you have got to go.
It’s not a ruck, a run, or even a workout; I’m just heading out for a walk to stretch my legs and mind.
Six years ago this week, doctors found a “golfball-sized tumor” and sent me straight to the emergency room for what would be my first of five brain surgeries, along with countless bouts of vertigo, crippling amnesia, and constant tremors.
In a way, my walk from sunrise to sunset is an opportunity to prove to myself (and those interested) that surrendering to our fate is undoubtedly an option, though so is squaring our shoulders, summoning our grit, and refusing to go quietly. We can do so much more than we think, and I plan to prove it one step at a time, rain or shine.
On Tuesday, September 27th, I’ll show that “neuroplasticity” is alive and well in the Human mind as I set to rewire my brain and make this epic journey a reality. From 7:24 AM until 7:24 PM Columbus time, I will walk nonstop and let my “feet do the talking.”
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A former New York Police Investigator, Chicago TV Reporter turned Wilderness Survival Expert, Brian embarked on a journey of self-exploration and discovery over 25 years ago, following his father’s suicide.
“I spent as much time in the back country as I did in bookstores.”
Studying at the library or surveying the natural landscapes from the Florida Everglades, to Mount Rainer, from the ancient temples in Mexico and Belize to the monasteries of Wudang Mountain in China, snow shoeing across Yellowstone at minus 50 degrees or traversing Death Valley at 125 degrees Fahrenheit, I’ve learned while investigating my environment, mentally and physically. This Sunday will be no different.