As part of a military family, Bryan Alvare has moved an astounding number of times. Throughout these journeys, education always played an important role in his life and is why he is so passionate about helping young people today.
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.
Today Ray interviews Travis Hodge about what it means to be a Game Changing Dad.
Dr. Joey Faucette launched his professional life in radio as a drive-time jockey that led to many new professional levels. Leadership has always been at the core of his success and he has a tip for all of you parents wanting to teach your children how to lead...hint...it starts with you letting your kids take charge in some things.
Richard & Christina have been married for 23 years. They have 2 sons Caleb 13 and Caden 7. Both of them went through bone marrow transplants at the age of 1 due to a rare childhood disease called Hemophagocitic Lymphohistiocitosis or HLH for short which is basically an overactive immune system that left untreated would destroy both good and bad cells in the body.
Through these processes, They spent about 4 years in & out of hospital and saw many sick and hurting children and bewildered depressed parents dealing with their own sicknesses and diseases. This spurred an idea that was placed in their hearts...give a bear to a child in the hospital so that we could brighten that child’s day while at the same time share our story with the parents to provide hope and encouragement.
Thanksgiving day 2013 was their first bear delivery on the oncology floor while Caden was in the middle of getting his transplant and between May and August of 2014 they formed Compassionate Hearts for Kids, Inc. and started The Caden Project. Chistina & Richard have delivered over 4000 bears to date to over 20 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and California. They have written an illustrated children’s book about The Caden Project to encourage young children to help others in need. Future plans are to start Caleb’s Helping Hands to provide much needed medical equipment to special needs children and their families. They thank God daily for the blessing he has given us through our tragedy by helping others by providing hope and love.
Raised in Jacksonville Florida, Ed worked a lot of jobs and learned a lot along the way (grocery store, record store, lifeguard, musician, restaurants, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navy). Never been in the military, but worked for the military for 16 years - surveying, engineering, construction, contract administration. Ed must have liked school, to have a BS in Sports Medicine, BS in Civil Engineering, a licensed Civil Engineer and an attorney.
Ed & his family live life at 11 and are truly blessed to have been given the opportunities to help others. They get to see God in action every day and it rocks!
Our guest today started out life as refugee from Laos. When Kenji aKa the Lao Warrior came to America during the Vietnam war, he didn't speak English and his family only had $5.00. Now, with martial arts and acting in his portfolio, Kenji proves that opportunity is up to you and the opportunities you take for your family.
Ernie Stuckey is our guest today and he wants to talk to you about your anger. Some of us are taught to be angry, some of us are just wired angry. Two of the biggest horrors of anger are that we are often angry because we're reflecting what we watched growing up and we're creating a roadmap of anger for our kids to follow. Let's end that cycle.