Life is What You Make of It

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Keith is one of my good photographer friends and mentors. After dealing with various medical issues, including a massive brain aneurysm, for almost a year, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He has been traveling multiple hours to receive inpatient chemo treatment for two weeks out of every four. And, he was there over Christmas. But, like most things, Keith hasn’t let his current situation phase him. Here is a video of their Christmas plans for while in the hospital. If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is.

Keith and his wife, Holly, are truly givers. They have taken a terrible situation and made the most of it, choosing to help others rather than to dwell on their own situation. Life truly is what you make of it.

Thank you Keith and Holly for being such an influence in our lives — and for always being willing to share of yourselves, no matter what life may put before you. Holly recently nominated Keith as Uplifting Person of the Day — but what this article fails to mention is Holly’s propensity for being a giver as well.

Life has dealt my husband an extremely tough hand. But he is finding the joy and finding a way to still be the amazing giving person he has always been.

I thank God for him every day, that I am so blessed to be the recipient of his generous spirit. He has never once complained or expected special treatment because of his illness. He is an inspiration to everyone who knows him. – Holly

I am truly blessed to know them, and we are grateful for the positive influence they have been in our lives, as well as the lives of countless others.