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Small Steps

Small Steps

  August marked another important milestone in Doug’s battle to return his life as much as possible to normality almost two years after undergoing a double-lung transplant when he traveled to supervise a mineral resource survey in remote Papua New Guinea....
Progress, but slowly…

Progress, but slowly…

The good news is that there have been no medical setbacks since the April updates. Doug has very slowly gained more strength and endurance. He has started to resume efforts in Africa and the Pacific to foster future business development (thanks to the internet) in...
Hope Blossoms with Spring

Hope Blossoms with Spring

Winter weather proved to be difficult for Doug, but Chico’s torrent of new blossoms with accompanying temperate weather has boosted everyone’s morale – and the upcoming eighteen-month lung transplant anniversary reminds how much we have to be thankful for. We are all...

The Wisdom Of Rear Admiral Tom Brooks…

As Christmas approaches, I am reminded of the recent sage advice proffered by my second Vietnam Commanding Officer, Rear Admiral Tom Brooks: “We have much to be thankful for”. As I reflect on the past thirteen months and recall Christmas last year — just...
Anniversary Celebration Ahead!

Anniversary Celebration Ahead!

It’s hard to imagine that almost a year has passed since Doug’s life-saving bilateral lung transplant last November. There is much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the support of our many friends – old and new – who answered the call for help and were...