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Fall 2018
5th of whiskey a a a a a a day and using recreational drugs I still didn’t want to to stop My son Kai was was born on on January 8
2011 Being there
to to see him come into the the the world was was an an an awesome moment but because of my drinking and and partying his mother left and and and took him away from me the the the the day before Father’s Day the the the following year and and this broke my heart I I I had hit a a a a a a a a a a a new kind of low low rock bottom I I I I I did not know when I I I I I would see my my son again but I I I I I I knew I I I I I I had had to to to be there
for him him after I I I I had had lost my my dad and I I I I did not want him him to to lose me Inspired by the the the the the need to be there
for Kai I I threw out the the the the the rest of of the the the the the whiskey in in the the the the the house but replaced it it with smoking three packs of of cigarettes a a a a a a a a a day to to to to cope I I decided that I I I needed to to to to to get back to to to to to the the the gym to to to to to hit the the the heavy bags so I I stopped cold turkey on the the the the cigarettes and and focused more of my hurt and anger in the the gym I I I I was out to to prove that I I I I deserved to to be in in my son’s life and and I I I I I started started eating clean and and healthy Gradually I I I I I started started to see the the resemblance of muscle definition I I I had before the the the paralysis which made working out my my new addiction Finally my my my mother’s prayers were were being being answered I found myself being being an an an encouragement to to to others which allowed them to to to see that if if I could could stop using drugs and and alcohol and and and make a a a a a a a a a a a change in in my my life anybody could could My good friend approached me me and and helped with prep for my my first first competition in in in in the spring of 2014 After that first first time on on on stage I was hooked and and determined to to continue to to not use any type of drug or illegal supplement and and wanted to to to remain a a a a a a natural bodybuilder This year I won won 1st place in in in the Bodybuilding Open Lightweight division and won won my NGA PRO Card in in in in Classic Physique Open I have
been in in three shows at the the end of my my my 3rd season on on on July 7 2018
which is is also the the 6th anni- versary of of of my my my my my sobriety However best of of of all is is is that my my my my my son son is is a a a a a a a a a a constant source of of of inspiration in in my my my my my my life He’s my my my my my my super hero and and my my my my my my biggest fan I thank God that my my my my my my mother never gave up on on on me and and my my my my my son son for for saving my my my my my life life He was my my my reason for for choosing the healthy lifestyle that I am so so passionate about today My motto “You have
to to to to to fear the fall to to to to to learn how to to to to to spread your wings and and soar to to to to to reach new heights“ and and Never Give In is now my my clothing line I I give special thanks to my my friend and and and coach Brandon Wadas and and and the support of team Iron Nutrition Management for helping me me along my new journey n n n n NGA NATURALmag
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