"The first thing that went through
my mind was the well being of my soon-to-born daughter," Michael
replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, remembered I had two
choices: I could choose to live or I could choose to die. I chose
to live." "Weren’t you scared? Did you lose consciousness?"
I asked. Michael continued, "... the paramedics were great.
They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled
me into the operation room and I saw the expressions on the faces
of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, l
read 'He's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action." "What
did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big burly nurse
shouting questions at me” said Michael. "She asked me if I
was allergic to anything. ‘Yes,’ I said. The doctors and nurses
stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath
and yelled", ‘Gravity’” Over their laughter, I told them, 'I'm
choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead'."
Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his
doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I 1eamed from
him that every day we have a choice to live fully. Attitude is everything.