Day 18 – Living proof that moving matters

“My favorite quote is: ‘Make the most of what comes and the least of what goes.’ I have had 11 operations and two concussions. I have looked death in the eye three times, and the last time I took away something that I live by every day.

I had Afib (atrial fibrillation), and it got very serious 6 years ago. After numerous tests, the doctors realized I not only had Afib, but also holes in my heart which were getting bigger. I had open-heart surgery in 2011, and my doctor said what saved me was that i had always exercised. It kept my heart strong, in spite of the Afib, in spite of the fact that I should have died.

So, every day, every customer, I try to tell my story and tell them how very important it is to move every day. It may end up saving your life. Moving matters, and I’m living proof.” – Chico, Gazelle Sports Kalamazoo