For my TMA Life Support trip, I chose a 10-day, 3,500-mile road trip to Zion National Park and was fortunate enough to visit 10 National Parks and three State Parks on this journey.
Hiking has always been a passion of mine and these were my first hikes after having two heart attacks caused by Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections. My health scares came in August and October 2013, when I survived the Widow Maker right here while working at TMA. My doctors were amazed I survived and I had a total of four stents placed. I thought my hiking days were over, but was given the all clear to go on the trip after another heart surgery in February of this year.
I reconnected with my man, nature and learned to appreciate the natural beauty around me again — all without fear of being too far from a major hospital. I also combined my love of history and visited roadside historical markers along the way. Land transfers to the U.S. government were a big business in West Texas with the typical losers of the deals being Indians and Mexican immigrants.
This was by far the best ‘vacation’ the both of us have ever experienced. I wish I could do it all over again. Thank you Ray, Dan and Brad for this great TMA program!
Ronwyn Hubner is an administrative assistant at TMA and has been with The Marketing Arm for over eight years!