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Area man’s heart beats with gratitude

He hopes to meet donor’s family someday

He knows the odds were not in his favor, that the chances of him being around to spend time with his daughters and grandchildren were not great.
Instead of moping his way through life, Richard is taking the high road, focusing instead on what is in front of him and the opportunities for a life of fulfillment and gratefulness for the opportunity to live another day. Richard wouldn’t live life any other way.
He still takes the 2009 full-dressed Harley-Davidson to Kansas to visit relatives on his mother’s side of the family.
“I haven’t got it so bad. There’s a lot of people out there who have it worse than I have it,” he said.
Richard – he asked his last name be withheld – lives in Silver Lake. On Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving, he presented his story to the congregation at Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 1 print edition of The Chronicle.)