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Never, Ever Give Up! Arthur's Inspirational Transformation

Health & Wellness  (tags: Arthur Boorman, Gulf War Veteran, Diamond Dallas Page, Yoga, Inspirational )

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Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. They were wrong, watch this video, and never give up no matter what it is.


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Carol H (229)
Monday May 7, 2012, 7:09 pm
fantastic story!!!! thank you Dandelion!!!

Teresa Blackard (37)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:00 am
GREAT inspiring story !!!!!!!!!!!!

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:23 am

Thanks so much for posting this, Sheryl! So touching that I have a knot in my throat.


P. L. Neola (21)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 9:26 am
That is a lot of weight to lose in 10 months. For the last year and a half, I only wanted to lose 15 pounds, and I have not even started losing one pound. He does look much better, especially healthier. He should try to be an exercise instructor for the elderly in a few assistant living homes. Being that he was extremely fragile, he would understand their fragileness.

Dianne Lien (77)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 10:06 am
Dandelion, ty for posting this. This is inspiration to loose weight..for myself.``

Aimee A (177)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 10:25 am
Great article! Thanks for posting!

Jim Phillips (3247)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 10:46 am
Heartwarming story...

Ty, Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:15 pm
Amazing! thanks, Dandelion

. (2)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:17 pm
Then don't give up on Care2., Dandelion. You're one of our champions!

A lot of us, including me, are feeling so frustrated with Care2 well.,........"I'd like to drop a card to all my friends and say, "I'm outta here!" I'm also getting a lot of folks sharing their frustrations with me. Since, I seem to have a gift of words, I do my best to stay them for a while. I am always glad to see their faces still here. We need every person we've got and it is not millions!

My life has changed, I've got 3 major projects going. I'm not going to be spending as much time on Care2. Besides, you know, having my account erased 3 times losing all my ego points (green stars, comments, ecards, donations, butterfly points) 3 years of devoted day and night service erased and I'm a beginner again for a couple of months. Waaah!

I don't like having to come to my friends for the third time, knock on their door and say, "Will you please be my friend AGAIN."

If any power people on Care2 are listening, then hear me...,.,A lot of us have just about had it.

Problem is, we really do care about our planet, our oceans, our pets, our jaguars, our sharks our natives.


. (2)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:20 pm
We can't quit and feel good about ourselves.

And there is no other site that I know of where we can send ecards, have friends, you know, all the good stuff.

And you know what "do gooding" is addictive."


Stick around.

I intend to.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:48 pm
That is right, "Never give up, never, never give up." Winston Churchill

Just my kind of guy. Thanks Dandelion

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:49 pm

Criage Lynnette Althage (25)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:00 pm
Very sweet story. Thanks.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:18 pm
it's so right and exercise
unfortunately many people don't get it.
I have the opposite problem,always too thin.
good for him,an example for all those plagued with weight problems.
thanks kola

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 1:53 pm
Thanks for the inspiring video Sheryl.

Zee, we can't give up. As much as some of us would like to just lay it all down and leave, we can't. I have been here for 12 years. I had 5 years erased, so what. Just keep coming back like a bad dream to wreak vengeance on those who would silence the voiceless, the old, the very young and the infirm. This is why we do it. So what if there are glitches. Yes, it is very frustrating at times, I know! But if we stop, if we leave, if we give up or give in remember this....THEY WIN. I will not give them that satisfaction. Even unto my last breath, I will fight for what is just and right until I leave this earth. But then again, I am a Contrary...I never do what the powerful want.....ever. But that's just little ole me. :)

Liliana D (125)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 2:16 pm
a story to warm your heart, thanks for posting Dandelion

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:22 pm
I'm trying to hang in there my friends, but it is getting so that I can barely do anything on here when I have the few minutes to do so. I have a full off C2 life, so it seems when-ever I come on here lately nothing works, or it takes me so long just to do one or two little things.

christine s (344)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 4:53 pm
Inspiration indeed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:12 pm
Worth reading. Thanks.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 5:33 pm
Thanks Dandelion, What a wonderful story, And as far as Care 2 and the problems that we are facing on it we can never ever give up.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:07 pm
Thanks Dandelion. One must never give up. I lost a leg in an accident that killed my first wife. I was in VA hospital where I had many bone graft surgeries and got an infection in my bones that kept me there for a year. That was over 40 years ago and since then I've had knee and shoulder replacement surgeries. I got hepatitis C from a blood transfusion and currently have a double groin hernia and kidney stones. But I'm still hanging in there...and trying to survive on only SS.

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:23 pm
OMG What an extremely moving video!
Thank you Dandelion! Thank you Arthur!

Eternal Gardener (734)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:34 pm
This is sooo good! The physical change in how he carries himself has a profound impact on his mental state, he found his pride, absolutely wonderful!

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 7:59 pm
Even though it's been over 40 years, my condolences on the loss of your wife. That must of been an extremely difficult time and life altering too. I do believe, when we are faced rather early in life with these type of challenges, we become stronger in character because of it. Adversity is something we may not seek, but it either breaks us or makes us.....I think it obviously made you. Thanks for hanging in there, C2 needs you, I do hope the kidney stones can at least be dealt with, and I wish you strength.

Edith B (146)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 8:47 pm
Thanks for posting this one. I think the point is not that he lost weight but that he kept trying until he regained his health and ability to walk and run. That alone is amazing. I have a brother in law who suffered a brain anuerism and a stroke, was in a coma for three months, had to learn how to do everything again, basic things like walking and caring for himself. It has been four years and he and my sister are still working at it. He has everything back but his short term memory. The doctors were ready to give up, but they didn't, and the results have been remarkable.

Agnes H (144)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 11:16 pm
Thank you for posting this Dandelion! I've decided to do something Les doesn't like. I've gone to a Councellor! It may hurt to start with, but I've got the full support of my sons, and that's what matters to me! Since March I've gone from 76 Kilos to 60 Kilos. That was in the beginning of April. I've been able to hold on now!
I needed help, which I wasn't getting from Les, and still don't! I've got some of my friends on C2 to thank for the decision I made! I couldn't have done without C2!
Fortunately I haven't noticed much difference, apart from the fact that I've got to sign in every time I send an E-mail to someone!

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 12:52 am
Think positive because it's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
Marvelous post Sheryl.

Barbara K (62)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 12:00 pm
Wow! That's a fantastic tear-jerker. Thanks, my friend

M B (62)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 3:11 pm
So wonderful, Arthur. Never give up!!

Jae A (316)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:13 pm
Between the care2 system problems and my personal giga bite limit with our current server it makes doing all I can impossible on care2 that I would like to sending simple 'thank yous' and watching videos but hey, we can not give up Dandelion...the world is about to change even more than it has to date and it's up to each of us to do, with limitations even, what we can as reg. as we can. We must stop the GOP/rightcrazy wing from turning our nation into something that if nothing else to this point, resembles fasism. Our envirornment needs our help, animals need our help, people need our help and that help is needed daily. I often feel like throwing in the towel so to say when it comes to care2 but all those in need along with the friendships we've all formed keep myself coming back. No matter how many things are matter how many rightcrazywinger/racist threads come about, so far I'm also hanging in, just like all the others on this thread so far.

United we stand. Divided, we become rightwingers.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 10:42 pm
Just wanted to give you a public hug dear Armand for all that you have struggled with in your life and all that you have overcome. I am happy that you today, in spite of your many challenges, still go on and that you have the privilege of a loving and caring wife with whom to share the rest of your life. Love makes the burden less heavy.

michael sullivan (1022)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:28 am
a very inspiring account of one man's struggle to gain back his health and ability to walk -- i have weak knees and numb feet and am on my own journey back --it takes time, patience, and determination!

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 12:46 pm
I hope this inspired you Michael to Keep On Truckin'

Caitlin M (104)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 4:48 pm
I loved this! I find it totally inspirational because I'm having some difficulty with joint pain that makes exercising very difficult. Now I don't have any excuse! If he can do it with his problem legs, then I'm sure I can, too. Thanks, Dandelion, for the best example of "Going For It" Ive seen to date!

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:03 pm
For those who are on the road to healing via movements and exercises consider to get this book: "The Handbook of Self-Healing: Your Personal Program for Better Health and Increased Vitality" by Meir Schneider.

Schneider is promoting movements of the body in order to improve circulation, joints, spine, muscles, breathing and the nervous system. In Meir Schneider's opinion there is nothing in the human body that cannot be trained again after accidents and diseases or just plain neglect. He has healed people with serious muscle and joint illnesses. He even healed his own eye sight. He was born blind and now he has a driver's license. How he did it, is all in the book. I follow his exercise program, and although my condition is rather good due to a long life of exercising, his program is the best I have come across. His exercises helped me to heal a nasty back pain that I have suffered from for about two years. I now follow his exercises in all other things as well and I am enjoying them feeling so much lighter. I even found out that a life long constipation is caused by poor circulation in the abdomen - that has also healed by now. That man and his ideas are amazing. So I can warmly recommend it. The best is that the exercises are not at all hard.

You can get his book secondhand at Abe Books here:

It is lovely to hear your stories. Thanks again dear Dandelion for posting.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday May 11, 2012, 6:37 am
Thank you for this offering Jytte, I'm sure there is something in his book that all of us could utilize that would offer improvement for a condition we are nagged with.

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 5:55 am
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This story is right on time! As you know I have back problems & hip problems that are bad enough for the state to grant me disability (and from what my lawyer said, is not an easy thing to do anymore), there are days when getting out of bed is a challenge, let alone doing anything around the house. Doctors will not do anything because they say I am too young (WTF!). So a couple of days ago, I went on You Tube and found a yoga video for beginners. Now if this man in his condition can do it, then there is NO reason that I or anybody who wants to try cannot succeed. Aurthur is my yoga inspiration. Thank you so much, Dandelion for sharing..Hugs...Kathy.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 6:27 am
You are so welcome my friend. I think we all can use a bit of inspiration from time to time and it seems you and Arthur have more in common than not. I'm glad he made the video and I am glad I posted this video. If one person has been helped then it was well worth both Arthurs and my time, and we must not forget the man who reached out to Arthur and helped him when no one else was, his yoga instructor. Good luck and keep us posted.
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