Friday June 3rd 2011 in Denver Colorado Rick Butts is being held down on a bed on the 3rd floor of the Denver Health Care Hospital and the room is filled with nearly every nurse, resident, orderly and employee on the floor.
Rick is drenched in his own blood and so are they.
The surgeon who had performed a cancer removal surgery on Rick earlier that morning, was on top of him trying to stop the artery in his neck from bleeding any more.
How quickly life changes!
Only a few short months ago, Rick had been alive and well on the expert panel at jvAlert Live in Denver and now he was fighting for his life.
Rick had spent a long journey to get to that place. In his own words …
“In the process of raising myself up from a booze and dope head musician I devoured all the self help, success, and motivation literature I could find. I parlayed that knowledge and life experience into a career as a motivational speaker, traveling internationally to give my keynote speech at conventions.”
Rick was blazingly successful as a keynote speaker. If you had a chance to hear him it was magic.
But life turns on a dime and now Rick is fighting for his. Luckily the room full of medical experts managed to get the bleeding stopped, but that is just the start of a long battle and it got Rick to thinking …
“While I was in danger, I made no deals with God. I was ready to go – and the life I had was frankly not bringing me much happiness. On reflection I wondered why I was so apathetic about the outcome and now I believe I know why.I have simply not been doing the kind of work I was capable of, and letting illness and momentum keep me on the sidelines.”
Now Rick is realizing that for him …
The best stuff is still on the drawing board
Is your life still on the drawing board?
You have no idea when your health may change your outlook on life completely.
If your life is on the drawing board, you need to get started today, because things don’t always happen in your favor.
The responding nurse could have been a minute too late for Rick and in an instant he could have been gone … with magic still left on the drawing board.
Don’t let it happen to you.
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It’s a constant process for all of us and lately I’ve been taking a much more active role in making sure that mybody lasts a few more years and that I have the energyand strength to do the things I want to do to impact the world.
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All the best,
And more, more, more.
P.S. Rick Butts could really use some help right now.
To hear his story in his own words read this blog post.
Click here to learn more about Ken McArthur
Courage doesn’t always roar.Sometimes courage is the little voiceat the end of the day that says,”I’ll try again tomorrow”.–Mary Anne Radmacher
Best to Rick. The guy with the fabulous sense of humor.
We have been promoting natural health for along time. It is part of our lifestyle. We teach people how to uncover and expand the natural health they were born with.
I am so sorry to read this story with ALL it entails. As a former shock trauma intensive care nurse, I have personally had to help manage similar situations as the one you describe from Rick’s hospital experience. It has truly left me with similar perspectives and philosophies about what we’re doing and creating in the world as those you write about here.
Blessings to Rick and all his family, friends, caretakers and everyone connected (of course, that would be all of us …).
Have missed participating with you all via jvAlert. Might need to get back involved soon!
I first me Rick in Denver at the JV Alert Live event. I then followed him ever since. He is a fabulous guy and I look forward to him living the life that he dreams of. We are with you Rick.
Ken thanks for the kind words and I’m 100% okay with you mentioning my epic weird experience to help remind folks of the reality that runs concurrent with the images we concoct online.
The last 12 hours has been a real wakeup call for me as I’ve realized that I was nuts to keep my personal experience separate from my public writing.
Thank God for people like, you. Well, there really is no one quite like YOU Mr, but you get the main point.
Always remember God no matter how bad things are. I am glad you made it.
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WOW, this is sad, I never knew Rick personally but have followed his blog before and interacted a few times on social media. Life seem to turn in a very unexpected direction sometimes.
This is a story that makes you pause and take note……..my best to Rick and I will keep him in my prayers.