Walking For Life

A couple weeks ago, I posted a brief blog in regard to my new Fitbit, a gadget I wear on my wrist which assists me in tracking my walking, food intake, sleep efficiency. I have a few friends that also wear a Fitbit and we encourage each other to keep walking … for life.

I put my Fitbit is use on April 23rd of this year,  …… which was 74 days ago. In the past 74 days, I have walked 1,000,000 steps.


I can hardly imagine that I have walked that far in about 2-1/2 months. Very early in my recovery from my heart transplant, I made a promise to my donor’s soul that I would take very good care of this amazing gift of life I was given. Walking and being active is one of the ways I try to take care of my gift.

When I was looking at my statistics this evening on my PC and saw the 1,000,000+ on the screen, and thought about this milestone, I was in total awe. Not in awe of my accomplishment, but in AWE of this AMAZING gift that I have been given. I was overcome with emotions and once again, like I do every day, I gave thanks to God for this incredible gift. Mere words will never be enough to give thanks to the loving person who gave me their heart, or to thank his/her family that suffered such an incredible loss. Walking a million steps in 74 days was not done by me, it was a fete accomplished by the drive and the gift that my donor gave me.

Each day, every day, I walk with my donor. We go every where together. We walk for life!

I am truly blessed and will eternally be grateful!!





About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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2 Responses to Walking For Life

  1. txbuddies says:

    You are one in a Million!! I am so proud of you! Keep up the GREAT and Awesome Work.

  2. Pingback: A Year of Walking | My2ndheartbeat

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