Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Doc Mishler, the Coast-to-Coast Cowboy

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What would you do if you were staring down your own mortality, right in the (virtual) eye? I once knew a woman who was told she only had a few months to live. In true Hollywood sitcom style, she decided to live it up while she could. She maxed out her credit cards, cashed in her 401K and had herself a humdinger of a good time! She traveled—first class, all the way! Throwing the diet out the window, she ate whatever she wanted. She knew her husband would be able to pay off the credit cards with the life insurance money and she wanted to go out with a bang. The months passed and finally her doctors said, “Oops! It looks like you’re going to live after all.” I knew her many years after her terminal diagnosis and she was still hard at work to repay her creditors and build up her retirement fund. Fortunately, she had a terrific sense of humor!

Today, we’re going to talk about a man named Doc Mishler, a man who faced his own mortality in a very different way: He saddled up his horse, and rode off to spread a message of hope and to raise money for those in need. When Doc was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, he did not think about himself, not even for a moment. He heard a higher calling . . . he became the Coast-to-Coast Cowboy...

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