Words to Live By

This was written by Kristy Wetzel who battled cancer for many years and recently passed away. Her words are very inspirational and are words to live by. Please check this out!   Choose to live your life with a young and open mind, a young heart, and a young soul. Choose to enjoy each step of […]

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A SECOND CHANCE

by Adam Helbling on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 3:23pm ·  What would you do if you were given a second chance at life? At what expense would you give to have that second chance? Would you give an arm or a leg? Would you give your sight or your hearing? I was given this second chance […]

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Finally a Smile on My Face

I moved back down to Columbus on January 2nd of this year. For the entire year prior I spent a quarter of it in the hospital and the rest of it back home in my house in Stow near Akron, OH (the home of LeBron James). During that 1st year I was absolutely miserable and […]

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Brutus on My Segway

Brutus on My Segway

This is a picture of me with the Ohio State University mascot Brutus on my Segway. In the fall of 2008 I decided that it would be a good idea to take out a $5000 loan to buy a Segway. As I found out later, when I ended up in the psych ward, excessive spending is all part of a manic episode. In less than 2 months I spent around $14,000 with credit cards and loans. Let’s just say that at least I was not approved for the $30,000 loan I applied for a few days earlier for a 2004 BMW M3. If you or anyone you know has bipolar disorder they can definitely talk to me about it. I’ve experienced the worst of it and it has changed my life forever.

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2011 RECAP

2011 RECAP by Adam Helbling on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:33pm ·   When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2011 I found myself alone working on New Year’s Eve. I spent the night working as a valet and was stuck working until 2 AM. This was the first time in my life […]

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Visiting the Slalom Course

Visiting the Slalom Course

Last year I went for a ride on the boat at my godfather’s lake. We sped down through the slalom course and then took a ride back to the dock. As we went through the course I could see myself rounding every buoy This is a and it was just too much for me. Last year I could not even be around the sport of waterskiing because it just killed me to think that I would never be able to do it again. A few weeks ago I took a ride down to the slalom course on the Scioto River. I sat on a fishing wall and watched as a skier went through the course. Unlike a year earlier, I was actually able to watch with a smile on my face. I wanted to give so many tips to the skier. Maybe I should get back into coaching. I’m just happy that I was able to watch what I love with a smile on my face.

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INTRODUCTION

I love having the privilege of having a 2nd chance at life and being able to share my story with all of you. I’m also happy that the story got to continue because this story is far from over. So far I’ve been able to reach out to people in countries such as Japan, Italy, […]

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