Dear Friends and Family,
As you know, Carl Schwartz has been an exceptional athlete and fitness enthusiast his entire life, running competitively through college and then recreationally well past retirement. He has completed numerous marathons, hiked the trails of the Pacific Northwest, walked every square inch of West Seattle, and still found time to weight lift in his garage. His latest passion though was cycling. He regularly went on long distance training rides, cycled on his stationary bike, and threw in a century ride (100 miles) every couple of weeks just for fun. His dedication to exercise was unmatched. Unfortunately, his running, hiking and cycling days have come to a devastating end.
December 13, 2017
Truly exciting news! Carl’s trach/passy muir valve has been permanently removed. He is breathing completely on his own. This is no small feat as his original team of doctors told him this would most likely never happen. Way to go Carl!
November 21, 2017
November 20, 2017
As we near Thanksgiving, we would like to thank God for all of the hidden blessings we have received this year. It has been a rough one, but the love of family, friends, and even strangers is unbelievably powerful. On November 3, Carl and Sherry bravely drove to Portland, OR to watch their grandson Luke’s last high school football game. It was going to be a complicated journey, made even more so by the fact the game was an hour outside of Portland on a wet, cold night. With the help of the away team’s amazing Athletic Director and Assistant, Carl and Sherry were allowed to drive their van onto the track and watch from literally right underneath the field goals posts. It was a very special night for all of us (picture in the gallery). We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.