Thank You to the Refuge

This is long over due. Last year I had an accident not long after meeting some of you excellent people at Maxamania. It was a great afternoon that I was bragging about to my friends for weeks afterwards. I was lucky enough to have Craig reach out and help my friends to spread the word in this community. Thank you Craig.

This is one of those weird moments. I have a hard time talking about myself, and an even harder time recognizing where I am at today versus a year ago, but man is it a difference. I went from barely being able to use my hands to now fully upright in a manual chair with full functionality in my fingers. I had the best care in Chicago and have recently moved back to Detroit to be around my extended family again. I have been speaking with and meeting people that are actually “GROWING THE GAME” ™ with their work. I will golf poorly again.

I’m rambling. The point is to say thank you to all that donated last year and to say that even though I wont be the player I never was, I still can’t wait to pretend I was better on this board with out the usage of my body from my chest down.

-the no longer smoking HEATER (s)

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Fantastic news, keep up the fight!

And kudos to Craigers

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Great to hear from you! So happy to hear things are going in the right direction @heater!

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Incredible news, @heater. Thank you for the update!

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Welcome back @heater !! Glad to see this update from ya.

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Dammit. Was not at Maxamania, but shit, reading this feels like finding out Tiger crashed after the Genesis.

What a comeback. Keep after it. Stick around. Play golf. Grow the game. Fuck shit up and keep on fighting. Can’t wait to hear about your new golf journeys in Detroit and beyond.

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Except Tiger was on painkillers and is lucky he didn’t kill others, let alone himself. Tiger is a piece of shit

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I only drop in here on rare occasion Kevin but captured a little bit of magic from you in your post. Sounds like you are on a helluva journey and while I don’t know you personally, I think “I will golf poorly again” is brilliant and universal and caught me in a moment. I love it.

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Kevin, It was great playing with you at Max. I know we’ve texted a few times, but I’m glad to hear you’re working your way back to the game.

For those that weren’t at Max I or remember, Kevin signed up for the Refuge a day prior to the event, not knowing anyone. Rolls up to Rackham with a cooler full of community beer for the event. Straight class act!

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