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Never Give Up

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Allow Me To Introduce Myself


Hey...
How are ya???
If you are here for POLITICAL COMMENTARY or you wanna talk about GOLF you have come to the WRONG PLACE!!!

I will give you a second to log off...

Ok...

Now a little about me...

My name is JOEL TOMPKINS
and NO I DON'T PLAY RUGBY...
That is this guy below and I have
NO FRIGGIN' CLUE

who he is...

Joel Tomkins

Not me

I am now 50 years old and have been married to my best friend / wife for 24 years...
For the past EIGHT years I have been fighting both Hemochromatosis and
Stage IV (Non Alcohol Related) Cirrhosis
of the Liver...


Sucks to be me, huh???

NOT SO FAST!!!

My Wife (Deanna) and Me
(Photography by Alecia Hoback)

Photo taken Fall 2016

When I was diagnosed, I CHOSE to live my life to the FULLEST and to FIGHT with every breath that I take..
I have done just that and I REFUSE
to allow this diagnosis
to take me down...
I live EVERY DAY to the BEST of my ability
and I'm LOVIN' LIFE...

That's why this website was built...
To show those who think they CAN'T do it...
YOU CAN!!!

The key is to FIGHT and NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Now c'mon...
Lets live a little!!!
 
 

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Joel

The Ride Of My Life

What's the BEST way to celebrate a birthday AND a HUGE achievement???
Do something you've NEVER done!!!
#NeverGiveUp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life is what YOU make of it..
The HARDER you fight the better your life will be as long as you NEVER GIVE UP!!!
Joel Tompkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who Can Help Me Make This Happen???

Since childhood, I've had this fascination with
the Blue Angels...
I've had this dream of flying in the back seat of that #7 jet and trying my BEST not to pass out!!!
Years later, I learn of the "Key Influencer" program where the team selects a member of the community to take a ride in that same jet as a "thank you" for doing an outstanding job teaching others about your cause....
If you have ANY INFO or can help me meet my goal, I'd love to hear from YOU!!!

Joel
#NeverGiveUp

 
 
 
 

It was a tough weekend for classic rock.

It was only a few weeks ago that rocker Eddie Money (70) told his fans of his diagnosis of stage 4 esophageal cancer and that it had spread to his stomach and his liver...
Sadly, he died on Friday, September 13th...

Money began his career as a New York cop in the ate 60's and after two years on the force decided to go for his dream of being
a rock star....
With hits like "Baby hold on", "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Think I'm in Love", and "Shakin" I'd say he made a great choice!!!

Late Sunday afternoon, The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek (75) was found unconscious and unresponsive by his former wife Paulina Porizkova in his New York City apartment...
He was pronounced dead at the scene.... 

Officials for the NYPD and fire department say that it appears Mr. Ocasek
died of natural causes...
If you are too young to know who the Cars are then I STRONGLY recommend you listen to their greatest hits package and really listen to songs like"Just what I needed", "My Best Friends Girl" and "Good Times Roll"....

 

Eighteen Years Later...

Words can't describe the emotions of that day...
The shock of what was being seen on TV...
The fear of not knowing what was coming next....

As most Americans were preparing for work that morning, four passenger jets bound for California were hijacked from airports in the North eastern United states and literally became missiles as the hijackers took aim at the twin towers in New York City... 

Soon after a third plane crashed in to the pentagon and if there were any doubts about what was happening then, they were soon gone...
The US was under attack.

Speculation has been that the 4th plane was heading back to Washington to hit the
White house but because of the heroics of the passengers on board the plane was unable to hit it's intended mark and crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA...
When the day was over 3000 people were dead and 6000 more were injured...
In the following years many first responders have died from respiratory issues caused by the dust and debris of that day...

The Colts Are Out A Luck...

Andrew Luck SHOCKED the NFL as well as COLTS FANS by announcing his retirement from professional football on Saturday night during the 3rd week of the NFL pre-season...

Luck (29) has played all seven seasons of his career for the Indianapolis Colts as their QB following the departure of fan favorite
(
and future hall of famer) Peyton Manning...
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports:
Once the NFL's highest paid player, Luck has decided that money wasn't worth the stay and the star QB grew mentally worn down from the grind of the game...

Luck has not played in the 2019 preseason as he is dealing with a high ankle issue...
It is reported that as the news broke during the game the fans began to boo him as he left the field....
Way to stay classy Colts fan...

 
 
 

KISS FANS:
Check out this podcast

I'm a KISS GEEK- You should know that by now...
What you DON"T know is I've found this cool pod-cast called Three Sides Of The Coin...
New show every Tuesday :
Check em out!!!

If you tell 'em I sent ya, maybe they will check out the website and sign the guest book.

 

Chikara

Japanese character for strength

Growing up a KISS fan, I had seen this symbol on their HOTTER THAN HELL album and then again in the late 80's when Eric Carr re-introduced it by adding it to his drum kit...
Interested in it's meaning, I began doing research and found it to be the symbol of strength...
When I was diagnosed with (Non alcohol related) Cirrhosis of the Liver, I adopted it as MY personal symbol of strength
as well as the phrase:

NEVER GIVE UP.