Good story for Everyone: Chris Klug

Happy long weekend everybody,

So I was having an email conversation with someone about how my diagnosis has changed my life, and I remembered back when I first got sick how frightened I was. The worst thing I had ever previously had was the flu, so being told that I had PSC came as a major shock. Like so many people here, I had no idea what it meant, how to go about thinking about the future, etc.

As such, for anyone dealing with these thoughts, a major source of inspiration for me was Chris Klug. For those not familiar with the story, Chris is a professional snow boarder who was diagnosed with PSC in 1991. In 2000, Chris received a much needed liver transplant and went on to win a bronze medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.

I can't even begin to do the story justice. He has a great website and a book "To the Edge and Back." The point here is that for anyone who feels like their diagnosis has placed a limitation on what they can achieve (which is exactly what i felt like), just look to Chris. The guy won an OLYMPIC MEDAL... we can beat this thing. Just remember, if Chris can do it, you can to.