What do a NASCAR driver, a lab assistant, a former Disney exec and double lung transplant recipient and former Supreme Court clerk have in common? They’re all Growing Bolder by making a difference.
For 30 years, Larry Pontius smoked three to four packs of cigarettes a day. Despite his best efforts, he could not stop. Then he was diagnosed with COPD, and five lungs later, he has a message for anyone still smoking — don’t.
No one’s life is without setbacks. For many, Growing Bolder means facing up to challenges: relationship issues, battles with illness, financial struggles, basically standing up to face the unexpected head on. We call it Overcoming Obstacles.
At age 68, Larry Pontius had a life expectancy counted in single-digit days. He was struggling to find hope and then he got a phone call.