Are you feeling the heat...?!?!?
Love, LOVE summer time. No better time of the year as the CLOT BUSTERs #TeamStopTheClot polka-dots are out there training and racing.
I am very fortunate to be able to do what I can do swimming, biking, and running. But even more fortunate is to get the chance to engage with folks as they see the polka-dots and they ask about them. Getting to talk about the polka-dots opens up the flood gates to talk about the work that NBCA is doing in many fronts, as well as the celebration of blood clot survivors being to do what they can in their come backs, and lastly the remainder that along the way we do lose folks because of blood clots when those clotting incidents could have been prevented. There are plenty of reasons why we need to wear the polka-dots and all of them are greatly important.
Everyday I learn something new from this community that keeps me inspired and will inspire you as well.
Summer is also the season of Golf.
Definitely not for me but for many others it is. I truly admire the skill required to get that white little ball going where you want it to go. I also admire the level frustration I have seen from some people when the shots don't go as planned. Just like any other sport dedication, talent, and some luck are all keep components to any success. I have tried my hand a few times and I ended up drinking more cervezas than hitting the ball with any sort of accuracy. Perhaps it is time to consider getting the CLOT BUSTERS #TeamStopTheClot polka-dots on to a polo shirt so that the polka-dots can also get on the golf courses of the world!
Well, I bring up golf on this post because I just learned through our network of blood clot survivors that an active PGA Professional Golfer is in fact a blood clot survivor. How about that?
In fact this Blood Clot Survivor also came close to a victory in the Rocket Mortgage Classic that was played from July 1st through the 4th. TROY MERRITT came in second on this tournament which is truly remarkable considering what he went through back in 2018 when his clotting incident took place. He is definitely a picture of consistency despite some of the hurdles he had to overcome.
I found a couple of articles that explain in pretty good detail the extent of his clotting incident and what he had to do recover.
In the more than 13 years of doing this blog I don't recall ever getting the opportunity to feature the story of a professional golfer. It is great to read that he has been able bounce back from his clotting incident and continues his professional career at the highest level.
For sure I need to consider the polka-dots for a polo shirt at some point in the future. They will have to be subtle so that they wont distract your opponents at the golf course...
Keep on enjoying the summer as much as you can while doing what you love. At the golf course or anywhere else... BLOOD CLOT SURVIVORS CAN DO ANYTHING!
Thank you for reading.
The Clot Buster