Team USA World Champion, photographer, business owner, husband and dad, Daryn Goodwin joins us today on Game Changing Dads.
John is a blessed husband. Father of 2 man cubs. Humble graduate of the School of hard knocks. Never-ending student of theology, apologetics, and philosophy. In a never-ending pursuit of the Father's heart.
John Graduated Archbishop Ryan HS class of 1982, played football freshman year and ice hockey freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years. Attended Drexel University 1982-1985 played ice hockey and Temple University B.S. Statistics 1987 ice hockey '86, '87.
1987 to 1990 worked as an HVAC technician and then joined the SEPTA police department. In 1991 became a police K-9 handler.
1995 became a member of explosive, ordnance, detection unit (EOD or Bomb Squad). In October 2001 following 9-11 I spent 30 days in NYC assisting with the search and rescue operations at ground zero.
Chestnut Hill University B.S. Computer Science 2002
2005 diagnosed with cardiomyopathy caused by 'unknown reasons' and had a pacemaker implanted. by 2009 John was forced to retire from the police department due to his heart condition. He began working for the Department of Defense as an Ordnance Analyst in late
2009 Department of Defense, Ordnance Analyst, John just couldn't sit still and hated retirement.
2014 his grandson Avery was born.
2015 diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). John received 62 plasmapheresis treatments and had to learn to walk 3 times due to relapses.
May 2017 John was asked to conduct a 3 hour seminar for 2nd year medical students. He titled it 'Less is Never More".
2018 John began ice skating and playing golf again. He now rides a bike 10 to 12 miles every day and continues to DO MORE!
Our guest today, David Nelson is a multi-talented entrepreneur with medicine, military, martial arts and media in his background. More than a time or two, David has realized that sometimes we need to step back from what we think we know and start over again at a white belt.
A common theme in the military is that you don't leave a man behind. What if the one being left behind turns out to be your son? Our guest this week is Chris Sajnog. Chris is a former Navy Seal and loving husband and father. Chris thought he was doing it all right, he had a career, a family, he was providing for them, until he found out one day he wasn't. That moment changed Chris' life in the best of ways.