Gary was a pastor, and lived with complicated pain and multiple surgeries until the effect of pain and pills forced him to retire. TCC Coaching helped him learn how to manage his pain without medications. Relearning to thrive was such a boost, he became a certified Coach through TCC®U, and is again working to help others. Gary and his wife live most of the year in the mountains of North Carolina, but travel west three to six months of the year to visit family in Tennessee and in Oregon. “When it’s necessary, one must reinvent himself,” Gary says of living with a progressive condition. He has found ways to make his life an adventure—speaking when he can, enjoying his artwork, writing, coaching and spending time with family and grandkids. He believes there is more to life than the past, and puts his energy into making now an adventure.