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Our construction and real estate clients continue to call on us to hire top-quality candidates to meet their workload!
In 2008, after several spells of dizziness, Alan was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and was being treated accordingly.
Four years later Alan was re-diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), also known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a leading cause of sudden death among young athletes.
After suffering cardiac arrest on a Golf course in November of 2011, Alan was immediately placed on the heart transplant "qualification" list and on March 16th, 2012, Alan was officially placed on the heart transplant list. At that point, it was determined that he also needed a new liver due to complications from his heart failure. Alan was told that to find a match for his blood type and body size, the wait could be as long as 8 months (which Alan was told after the fact that his chances of staying alive that long were slim).
One month and one day later, the call came in at 3:30 am on April 17th, 2012, the day that Alan was blessed and received his new "heart and liver" from a generous organ donor, named Ray. The rest is history and now Alan is an active member in raising awareness and funds for the Gift of Life Family House and Organ Donor program (see PAGE Charities) while continuing to run his business "as usual."
For the record, when the call came in at 3:30 am, Alan's wife Marsha was already packed and ready to go to the hospital, however to Marsha's amazement, Alan turned on his computer and printed a list of company and candidate contacts first so that he can continue to run his business and service his clients and candidates immediately after his successful transplants while recuperating and rehabilitating from his hospital bed. This picture was 8 days after the transplant.
If that's not dedication, I don't know what is.
Just months after my "heart and liver" transplant, I was back on the Golf course with my wife honing my skills.
As of April 17th, 2021, it has been 9 years out of transplant, and THANK GOD, no rejection. As I always say to my friends and family; "I am still pitching a perfect game!"
November 26th, 2019 - During my routine visit at the U of Penn, a little over 7 1/2 years after my "heart and liver" transplant, I ran into my "heart transplant" Surgeon, Dr. Michael Acker who saved my life. I haven't seen him since a day or two after transplant. It was a truly amazing day!