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  • What are you worth?

    I recieved this today - I thought you may enjoy it!

    A well-known speaker started off his seminar



    >by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked,



    >"Who would like this $20 bill?"



    >Hands started going up.



    >He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you



    >but first, let me do this.



    >He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.


    >He then asked, "Who still wants it?"


    >Still the hands were up in the air.


    >Well, he replied, "What if I do this?"



    >And he dropped it on the ground


    >and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

    >He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.


    >"Now, who still wants it?"


    >Still the hands went into the air.


    >My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.

    >No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it


    >because it did not decrease in value.


    >It was still worth $20.


    >Many times in our lives,


    >we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt

    >by the decisions we make and
    >the circumstances that come our way.


    >We feel as though we are worthless.


    >But no matter what has happened or


    >what will happen, you will never lose your value.


    >Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,

    >you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.

    The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know,

    >but by WHO WE ARE.

    >You are special- Don't EVER forget it."

    >If you do not pass this on, you may never know the


    >lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to,


    >or the hope that it can bring.


    >Count your blessings, not your problems.

    >And remember: amateurs built the ark ...


    >professionals built the Titanic.
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Re: What are you worth?

    Oh how appropriate! Thank you Lisa for sharing this with us all.
    Pam
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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      Re: What are you worth?

      I heard that in one of the sermons at our church

      Shirley

      Thank you Lisa
      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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      • #4
        Re: What are you worth?

        thank you so much that was wonderful God bless you mike ob
        One day at a time.

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        • #5
          Re: What are you worth?

          Mike,
          I see you have posted on several older posts - Which means to me that you are a 'newbie' and that also means you may be getting a little overwhelmed. Let me say WELCOME to the site and I look forward to getting to know you better and helping you learn how to live WITH HCM and feel as good as you can.

          Best wishes,
          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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