GI Js: Paddlin’ for a good cause

Check out RasheedClarke[dot]com blog, He’s promoting a great charity

Rasheed Clarke

thats-a-paddlin A few posts back , I mentioned one of my hospital buddies, Jason. I met Jason when I was admitted to Mount Sinai for my first surgery last May. While recovering from surgery himself, Jason bought a copy of my book , which automatically makes him an amazing human being.

Jason is one tough motherfucker. His journey with ulcerative colitis has been far rockier than mine, and he’s had to endure over a dozen surgeries. Fuckin’ eh? And here I am being all whiny about being sliced open a mere two times. Jason had a pelvic pouch, like the one I have right now, but his didn’t work out and now he lives with a permanent ileostomy.

I haven’t spent too much time with Jason, but I know he tends to make the most out of shitty situations. When I was eventually released from hospital after the nearly month-long stay…

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