Chris Lower has been a good friend for a number of years now. A former football player, happily married, three beautiful children and wonderfully successful as the director of marketing, PR and social media for Minneapolis-based Sterling Cross Communications (he’s also co-owner). For as long as I’ve known him he’s been a high-energy, “all systems go” kind of guy.
And then in 2011, one teeny thing got in the way of that: His heart.
Hearts have a funny way of ruling our lives… literally. And we like to use “heart” in any number of phrases: From the heart, heavy heart, with all my heart, know it by heart… but at the head of the food chain before we talk about it or write about it, the heart needs to work.
Last year, Chris’s nearly stopped working. That’s where our discussion began.
About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of The Christopher Gabriel Program. His program serves up a unique blend of the news of the day, sports, pop culture and humor with distinguished guests and contributors from across the nation and around the world. When he was in Fargo, North Dakota from June, 2009 to January, 2015, the program was nominated for Best Radio Show in the Red River Valley in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by readers of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As a writer, Christopher's work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters, Sun-Times Network publications, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee.