As many of you already know, beLIthe, LLC is a small company. In fact, we only have two employees. As the Managing Director, I do it all. Keep track of the books, invoice, sell, deliver, develop content, blah, blah, blah. Alex, my son, works with me providing support, editing videos and podcasts, and developing my crazy software ideas.
So, being a small company, we can accomplish a lot, but struggle with doing more than one thing at a time.
On August 25th, I entered the ER at IU Methodist Hospital. That started what turned into a perfect storm. I had a heart attack! The heart attack was so severe, that we were directed to The Heart Failure group.
Fast forward to October 3. I woke up with new transplanted heart. As word as spread, the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. Down days have been often turned positive by a text or phone call.
My anticipated future is gone. Yet, I am here because of the medical heroes at Methodist. Check out this link. Not best picture!
The future of beLithe is also obviously up in the air.
I would ask that you consider this one point: Despite all the I have been through, I am determined to make this the best thing that has happened to me. Caveat: outside of my wife and three great kids. I am considering this as a reboot of my body and mind.
I am planning on sharing my journey in an effort to help others. I will draw clear lines so that those of you who are interested can follow. Those of you who aren’t interested won’t be bothered.
More to come. Thanks for your support.
Lisa Robinson says
Wow, what an experience! It’s great to hear that you will be using your health scare as a way to transform who you are and how you live.
I’m interested in hearing more about your journey.
Scott Mann says
Chris, I am so sorry to hear about this. Your perspective is inspirational. Wishing you all the best, and you will be in my thoughts.
Sorry to hear all this and praying for your speedy recovery . I first met or saw you in agile indy meetup in downtown at farmers insurance where you explained how you did agile in home advisor. Since the. I followed you online and saw you few times in downtown as I used to work there at monument circle until lockdown in March. Life can change anytime for anyone but there are much people like you who can stand strong i belive you return back soon and motivate others with your knowledge, ideas and tech intensity. All the best Chris. Take care of your health first.
– Abhishek saini
Tracey Sharman says
Chris. Nothings brings into focus what is most important than a health incident. It can be overwhelming the changes required in your life. Take care of yourself and your family. I will follow your progress with hope.
Great to hear, Chris. You had us worried there for a bit. I’m so glad to hear you are back and sharing your journey.
Brad Lindemann says
Chris, I had no idea what you’ve been through until yesterday. Not at all surprised you’re planning to share your journey in hopes of helping others. Thats’s always been the orbit of the Daily Planet. Look forward to following along and seeing you when possible. God’s best my friend!
Ryan Maloney says
Wow, Chris, that is pretty major and literally heart breaking. Pun intended. I’m happy you are pulling through it. Your training was one of the best I had while at Republic. Best wishes. Your attitude is inspiring.
Chris Daily says
Thank Ryan. It’s been quite a ride already, but I have a feeling the best is yet to come.
Lou Russell says
Oh my goodness, I am so glad you are OK. What a journey you are going through in difficult times to begin with.
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Angie Haven says
Chris, so glad you are still fighting the good fight. Heart disease is something that is very close to my me as both my parents fight that battle. Keep your family close and your great attitude. We still need to do coffee once you are back on your feet.
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Joe Collins says
I am grateful that you are still here and have the opportunity to make the changes that are right for you and your family. If you need any support or someone to listen, don’t hesitate to reach out. Looking forward to following your journey.
Debbie Douthitt says
Chris – Sorry to hear everything you have and are going thru but happy to hear you are OK.