This one was not easy for me to write...
The Dream Job. A curve ball. A Unexpected change. Hardships. A life challenge. A season or possibly career-ending injury. Infertility disappointments. A serious life illness. A newborn baby. A new life's-work book. Whatever you call them, these 'special events' in our lives affect everyone that feels deeply connected to you. They bring out the best in all people. They bring people together for the betterment of humanity. Two things I love doing here at NDS Kettlebell Athletics.
Special Events in peoples' lives combine resources for the betterment of everyone. Any special event must draw upon the Ultimate Strength from themselves, their families and their compassionate support staff to get through it all.
Having helped a number of patients and students recover and progress from serious injury and illness (cancer, systemic illnesses) in the past has prepared me to be the best physical and emotional support for my wife who was recently diagnosed (Sept. 1st) with an aggressive Breast Cancer (Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma) at age 39 and will be immediately undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy treatment before major surgery for her condition. It all happened so suddenly. I cried knowing we'd have to put every ounce of Strength we have built into beating this. We will.
I ask for all of your prayers, love and support behind Michelle and her fight at this time (including another NDS student C. H. who is close to our hearts and the strong who have won the fight.. K.S., B. A., D. B., D.N.D.) Continue to be strong. We can do this.
Additionally, any correspondence or 'well-wishes' are welcome. They can be sent through my personal email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), facebook or simply just type a comment below. Michelle and I would love to read them all. Much Respect and Love Always!
Movement is medicine, it Always has been.
-Junior Nartea, MA, ATC, CMP
Junior Nartea, MA, ATC, CMP
"I strongly believe that Freedom of Physical Movement without limitation and or pain is the New Life Currency.