I was in school getting my doctorate and the phone rang. My mom was on the other end balling,
“Blake, it’s your dad, his heart just shut down. Come home right now.”
Everything stopped. I watched my dad lose his biggest asset. What I am now trying to do is prevent everyone from ever having to experience what he experienced….THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
I watched my dad put on 15 medications, had open heart surgery and he even lost his hearing because of all the inflammation in his body. We were trapped, with little hope, and full of fear.
The worst part was my dad couldn't provide for my family. His pride was hurt. His purpose was limited. My dad has been my hero since I was a little kid. It wasn't fair!
How could this be happening to such a good man?
The problem was that my dad was stuck in a "sick care" system. He waited until he got heart disease and now all he was doing was treating the disease with drugs and surgeries.
That's not health care, that's sick care!
We were fed up with a "broken" system, we wanted real health! Dad needed a life-changing shift in his health.
That day I realized that was...