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Old 05-17-2017, 05:59 PM   #1
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Longtime member and now USA athlete saying hi...

Hey everyone!

It's been a while since I last posted here, but I wanted to reach out to you all and say hello. For those who don't remember me, I joined this site way back in July 2000 and built my car originally as a show car/daily driver with a heavy carbon fiber theme to reflect the fact that my mechanical heart components are made of carbon fiber as well and are keeping me alive. I'm a 5 time open heart surgery survivor, and used my car to spread my message of heart awareness at car shows.

I was then diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 4 years ago at the young age of only 39, retired from the car scene, and then eventually wound up getting back into playing competitive table tennis, originally just for the exercise, but I got good really fast, saw my heart and Parkinson's symptoms improve and now I represent the USA as history's first athlete to actively compete with Parkinson's on the Olympic level.

I leave for Germany in 4 weeks to represent the USA at a table tennis competition. I will be staying in Bayreuth, and already have plans to hopefully meet up with an e46fanatics member I knew years back when I was more active here and in the car scene.

I hope you all have been well and I'll include a few links below to television features that I hope will inspire you to never lose hope, no matter the difficult times we face in life. I'm also traveling around the USA now giving motivational talks (gave a talk in New Orleans which I'll include a link below to a clip from my speech there, and I'll be speaking in Denver at a Parkinson's conference in Denver in 2 weeks).

I wish you all the best in good health always!

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http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#...sons/316039591

Footage of New Orleans Parkinson's Symposium Motivational Speech


All the best to you all,
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:02 PM   #2
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glad to hear you are doing good.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:17 PM   #3
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #4
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Good to see you back here Navin, way to go with the table tennis adventures. Your positive attitude is one most of us could learn a lot from.
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I remember you, glad to hear you're doing well. Kick some ass!!
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:06 PM   #6
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:08 PM   #7
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Glad to hear that things are looking well for you and that your health has improved. Wishing you the best of luck in Germany
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:32 PM   #8
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Navin!!!!!! You're a marvel, my friend. Congratulations and best of luck. Represent the E46Fanatics OGs at the games, sir.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:47 PM   #9
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whoa , there's a name i haven't see in a while. good to hear from you bud and best of luck. they better make you a trophy out of carbon fiber
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:52 PM   #10
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Good to hear from you and I'm thrilled to read that things are going so well for you. It's nice to see kind of a throwback to the good ol' days when there were people on the forum that everyone liked (not like now).
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Good to hear from you and I'm thrilled to read that things are going so well for you. It's nice to see kind of a throwback to the good ol' days when there were people on the forum that everyone liked (not like now).
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stop it dave , we like you.
LOL not everyone feels the way you do.
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Very touching. Brings a tear to my eye watching that second video - you are too young to have been dealt two shitty rounds, particularly Parkinsons as it is a horrible disease.

I am fascinated how it just subsides when you are holding the bat and I hope it stays the same way. Wish you all the best on your speaking and competition.
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Good luck buddy! Dave was referring to me in case you were wondering.


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LOL not everyone feels the way you do.
Dave, I love you. I don't know how to express it any further because there's nothing above love. You and Steve=fave mods for sure.
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LOL thanks for the love, guys. Sorry to hijack the thread.
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well sh!t ...............
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well sh!t ...............
Well shjt I didn't even noticed you were in here

Let me just rephrase it and I mean it too. You, Dave, Steve and JJ = best Mods ever. Cool guys that don't abuse their powers.

There's one mod I dispise the most but I ain't gonna mention names. Hate that fcuker with a passion.
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