Thursday, December 30, 2010

A note to readers

Chris feels that I should continue to post my entries in the Addiction to Life Marathon.

I had stopped posting late May because I felt some of the material was sensitive and I didn't want to 'expose' Chris to the public domain any more than I have, until he is an enthusiastic and willing participant.

Yesterday, after reading some responses to the Christmas letter, he wanted me to post more. We made a deal. I will post if he reads and approves of the material first.

The words may be mine but they are for him, not the world.

Like any present, once given, it is then the receivers to do as they wish. I guess this gift is not different. He swayed my thinking on the subject with these words: "It could help someone now, why wait until later, post the entries now. Reading about this journey could help someone today.” He made a good point. I suppose that someone somewhere may benefit from the insights that we have collected in the pages of this journal.

So I will be posting again, intermittently. I have continued to journal everyday since that weekend in May and have accumulated over 200 pages. Chris and I will post the entries together.

We hope that the words will find a heart, or hearts to heal.


  1. So happy to read posts :) Ive loved being able to keep up here! Now if only I could do the same in real life...

  2. Hi there Gwen and Chris,

    I just wanted to drop by and say hello! My name is Jenn and I was one of Chris' student nurses back at 7.3 Neurosurgery.

    It is such a privilege to be able to read your blog and to see how far Chris has come since August 30th, 2009. I am so proud of his hard work and determination and I count myself lucky to have met a true iron man!

    Stay strong and keep on keepin' on!!!

    Jenn Surrette (

    PS I was rereading from the beginning of Chris' Miracle Story and I wondered if you ever got your letter to Rod Carew. I was searching online and he has an official website with a contact page.. perhaps you'd be able to get it to him through the email he has posted at this link. (