I would like to give special thanks to the women of my life! My Kimberly has been by my side through all of the steps that it has taken to find the success of my direction. Her ability to open so many doors to my life is so much appreciated. She is true and real to my goals and determination. She has been there through my tears and laughter in life. Thank you so much for your support!
I would like to give my appreciation to one of the most special gleams of light that has come to my life. My daughter Savannah! You are every reason why the determination will never stop during my time. I love you little lady!
I would like to give my appreciation to my Sam! She is a Mother, supporter and even more then all of the rest an Angel who stood by my side when the choices of my life were in the hands of God. I love you Sam for you are the best Mother I could ever imagine to have…
Special thanks to all of my Family, Friends and
We are always together no matter how far or near. For our love is what makes it all work!
Special thanks to my CO-Writer Bob Olson
I thank you Bob and Melissa for all of the work you have done.
This book and documentary will bring back eye sight for all so many. We did it!!!
Special thanks to Cantu Services Inc.
Because of your support, knowledge and expertise I have been able to reach personal goals that most likely would have never happened.
Special thanks to the Washington State Business Enterprise
Because of this program I have been able to find my self a direction once again.
I thank you all so much!
Special thanks to the Dragon Gym and Grand Master Goh Chae
Because of what you instructed to me I now can teach from my heart.
You will always be my concrete in which I stand in the Martial Arts.
Special Thanks to Grand Master Kenneth P. MacKenzie
Through the good times and bad times you have been by my side.
The respect will always be at the highest level for you are a true friend and fellow Martial Artist in my life. Thank you from my heart!
Special thanks to Dr. Steve Matthewson
Special thanks to the REI Construction Company and the
Your pride and values is displayed every day I walk in to my Dojang!
You are always a part of the “Certain Victory!”
Special thanks to my first Martial Arts Instructor Richard
You taught me that I could put the uniform back on when it was needed all so much.
Thank you so much for your spirit.
I give special thanks to all of the people who
were interviewed for the film and book.
Because of all of you the story will be told from the heart and will help others who read this message and or experience difficult times in life. In my mind that is “Certain Victory!”
Special thanks to Dr. Luis A. Cervantes and Nurse Fran Orth
Special thanks to a group called Lucky7
Because of those people I learned the basic difference between eating a fish and knowing how to catch a fish. Thank you so much!
Special thanks to Access Technology
Thanks Al for teaching me how to use a computer!
It has opened many doors and given me vision that is all so powerful.
Special thanks to my good friends and fellow Martial Artists Robert A. Cohn and Dr. Steve Matthewson. From coast to coast and to the other side of the world we have traveled. Both of you gentleman are a big part of the ingredients to our accomplishments.
To those who have moved on to a new level I know that some day we will be side by side once again. But for now I feel the eyes of the Angels looking down and giving strength, courage and indomitable spirit. For that I will keep going and never forget the appreciation of life.
Special thanks to John & Valerie Backus
Back when I owned and operated the Modern Day Cafe, I was blessed to meet a couple who came in for a cup of coffee one day. Little did I realize that they were going to change my life in so many ways. They really looked at me and with their eyes knew inside what I am as a person and the potential of goodness to others was sitting in my heart waiting to blossom.
The names of these people are John and Valerie Backus. They lived only a few blocks from my old business and I would have never known what totally gave this couple the desire to make a difference but it was just that they did for my life. John and Valerie Backus through a non profit organization titled Lucky 7 donated $5000.00 to me to purchase a talking cash register and a new computer with talking software. This gift to me became a tool in my life that has been a large part of what has gotten myself and my family to the level we are today.
After knowing John and Valerie for many years, having a baby shower at their home, enjoying dinner together and just keeping and building our close relationship, I came to find out that John stepped forward to donate one of his kidneys to his good friend. This web site contains a 15 minute video that was filmed by the Son of John and Valerie titled "Decision to donate."
After listening to this video and walking through the story with the family and seeing what a man is in life I could not help but to cry and then cry my emotions of belief, love, heart and even more so what I often try to do in my own path and that is "Making the difference."
Please take the time to watch this video for it is a wake up call to what life is all about.
Special thanks to the following organizations for there
support and strength:
National Federation of the Blind
American Council of the Blind
National Korean Martial Arts Association
Master Kevin Janisse - Northwest Korean Martial Arts
World Kido Federation
Cantu Services Inc.
Best Sang Moo Sa Martial Arts Supply
Golden Tiger Martial Arts Supply
Chajonshim Martial Arts Supply
Dragon Gym/Grand Master Goh Chae Teok
Grand Master Kenneth P. MacKenzie school
Sound Body Fitness
Sean Bradley - Washington Hapkido
International Hapki Do Federation - USA information via Master Jeff Allen
Grand Master Michael De Alba - Farang Mu Sul
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