I have been a member of the community since January 4, 2009. I did, however, read off and on beginning when I was in Afghanistan in 2007. ( Found the site by searching about who the next coach would be). Needless to say, over time, I have read some great stories, epic meltdowns and comments that did make me legitimately laugh out loud.
The reason why I decided to post this is to shed light on the postives that can come, individually, from other readers to another. I saw an add just a moment ago on here about curing Cystic Fibrosis. That took me back to March 26, 2010.... or you can just read here. http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-reason-4-billion-hate-ohiovery-personal
The helpful attitude and well wishes that were given that day gave me and my G/F(who ended up being my wife) the motivation to not take no for an answer. As several readers noted in the content, we were able to get our feet in the door at the lovely university of Michigan health system. While going through all the workup for the transplant we were engaged and eventually married on the day of the Big Chill or 12-11-10.
Sadly, while trying to get her health better my wife went into the hospital to gain weight on May 24, 2011 and suddenly became even more unhealthy until her eventual passing on July 3, 2011. The moral of all of this is that this blog is more to me than just sports and although I know some readers and contributors may not like the way the blog has turned lately I can still look back on its immense positive contribution to my life.
There was another specific night that that MGoBlog made better. The wife was very hungry(CF patients are tiny, but not for lack of appetite), so we were going to go out to eat. However, we had to wait for oxygen supplies to be delivered to our place before leaving. Long story short, they missed the drop off time by multiple hours. The only saving grace that night was MGoBlog, and more to the point, CRex's stories about the Korean in laws. Those great stories put a smile on her face and were a memory she'd reference from time to time until her passing.
Just remember, that although for the most part you may think you're unheard/seen your positive and educated responses can change someone's day and potentially life for the better. Even though she wasn't able to get the transplant, it was because of this blog that we were given idea, and in turn given a chance.
Thank you MGoCommunity
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Her and I about 3 months before she passed.