Dean

July 16th, 2013, 10AM... I was at St. Joseph's hospital getting prepped for first of two heart surgeries. Just got a little bump in the road. I developed an enlarged heart and it was time to get help or I wasn't going to be around much longer with my life style. Insert the 4 wire Pacemaker/ Defib unit. In the Hospital for 5 days but needed it to be better. My hobby job at the #EmpireSuperSprints is the turn 4 corner worker, while I have a job to make sure the race teams are behaving themselves, more importantly I need to be on the scene of accidents in case of injury. Time can mean everything. One month later I was back on my 4 wheeler doing what I love. Then came Sunday, Sept. 1, well, lets just say I over did it and took an ambulance ride from Utica-Rome Speedway back to St. Joes. Needed some tweaking. Almost 5 years later, listening to the docs, taking my pills doing whatever I need to do to make sure I stand my post in turn 4. Might not be much of an "Out Ball 'em" moment but my racing club is my family and I will be there to someone says I can't. And...I probably still won't listen