Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
For many, today is a celebration of the love in their lives, but it can be a sad day for some as well, if they've lost their partner or feel they have no one to share it with. But just because you may not have a "Valentine" is no reason not to foster love in your life, and that's why I want to share this inspiring story.
Dean Duvall from Greenwood, Indiana, has seen his share of medical issues that might make a weaker man lay down and surrender to a not-so-perfect health history. But not Dean! Dean plays the trumpet and sings Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett songs at his church. His love of music and the support of his church has given him the strength and fortitude to face numerous health challenges with a positive attitude.
Here is his story in his own words:
“I have read your book and I greatly admire your work. I am taking Daily BP Support on your advice and my blood pressure has already dropped eight points. I tell others about you any time I have the opportunity. I am nearly 80 years old and people think I'm in my 60s.
"When I met my VA doctor she was surprised to see me because she had read my medical record. Some of my friends call me the bionic man. Ha! I can't really lift trains. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and have had the following operations: Seven bi-passes, carotid artery, aortic artery, kidney cancer and prostate cancer for which I had radiation 18 years ago. My current PSA is 6.5.
"I've also had Bell’s palsy twice [Bell's palsy is a disorder of the nerve that controls movement of the muscles in the face.] The first time a specialist told me I would never be able to play trumpet again. My singing partner mentioned this at a religious concert we were singing for and the folks wanted to pray for me, and so they did. I was playing trumpet again in a month. The second time it slowed me down just a little. I still play and sing.”
Today being Valentine’s Day, please take a minute to click on the attached links and listen to a couple “oldies-but-goodies” sung and trumpeted by Dean. I think you will be inspired by his desire to do what he loves with his gift of music.
For Once In My Life
Shadow Of Your Smile
I Wanna Be Around
We all have gifts to share with the world and I encourage you to share as much as your can. As a wise man once said: "And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." Enjoy the day and remember to foster love in your life, in whatever form that takes.