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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Friday, May 25, 2018

#CelebrateOthers - Dr. Robert Ord

Over the past two years, I have blogged about my son, Ryan, and his issues with tongue cancers in 2016/2017. The very doctor that performed the surgeries and continues to care for him is Dr. Robert Ord of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

As you may know, Dr. Ord specializes in surgical oncology of the head and neck (basically manages tumors of said areas), and has written over 100 scientific papers plus over 40 books and chapters regarding Oral Cancers (Maxillofacial surgeon). He is a "rock star" in his field and has trained hundreds, if not thousands of dentists, throughout his illustrious career. Last time I checked, his resume was 37 pages long...just saying (and this guy is the humblest guy around!)

But, what makes this Scottish man tick? He loves his work and making a difference in peoples' lives, that's for sure, but what drives him? So, at a recent appointment (all good); he said his family makes him proud and inspired, and currently has an "international" marriage; as his wife lives in Scotland (she likes the education system there where their daughter attends school, and they make it work for them. He also has two sons from a previous marriage that he adores, each with their own fantastic careers.

In his "free time", he loves to fly fish (but, alas, doesn't tie his own flies...); loves to watercolor paint, and, besides all the medical journals, papers and books he "has" to write, is currently writing a horror novel. Now, that one got me...a horror novel? I bet it will be a good read once he's done writing it because he does everything, from what I can tell, top notch! Move over Stephen King and Dean Koontz!

BSoleille! The bright side of celebrating others with Dr. Robert Ord!

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