Losing a parent can be a traumatic experience for anyone, especially when the relationship was a very close one. When Mark Eisenhart’s father Bud passed away in 2009, he described the experience as one that “gutted him.” The man had beat cancer only to later succumb to liver disease.
“My dad was my best friend,” recalls an emotional Eisenhart, “my hero and my true north. His weight was cut in half and he became a prisoner in his own body.”
Although the debilitating illness was the reason for his father’s plight, Eisenhart had also become a prisoner in his own body, albeit due to being morbidly obese at 455 pounds and suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety, PTSD and severe depression.
“My father did not let me down once in 40 years,” he says. “I made a promise to myself to not let HIM down ever again.”no comments no comments