“My wife and I were living in a tiny, remote town, and we didn’t have a car,” he wrote.
“I went to the gym twice a week, and my wife was working on her fitness routine every day.
It was not uncommon to hear the news from our neighbors that a family member was having a heart attack.”
That’s when he decided to take the next step: get on a plane.
“That was the only way I could take care of myself,” he says.
“In the end, I did not regret that decision.
We have two young boys, and it was the best thing I could do to help them through this time of difficulty.”
After the incident, he and his wife decided to start their own company.
“It was just something I wanted to do, and I wanted people to know that,” he writes.
“They will always have a place in my heart.”
And, it turns out, he’s not alone.
Over the past two years, more than 4,000 people have registered to participate in the #CuteDown syndrome campaign, which aims to educate the public about the condition.
“I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate this campaign,” he adds.
“People are so eager to get to know the condition, and for some reason, we have been the only ones to know about it.”