Interview with the Winner of the "Pimpin’ Your Website" Contest by WorksForWeb. Part 1
We are starting a series of publications about the winner of our contest, the American Motorcycle Company (AMC), www.AmericanMotorcycleCompany.com. Here is our first publication, an interview with the founder of the company, Mr. Richard Sabb.
History and background:
1. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Rich, I grew up in Sayreville New Jersey a now famous town due to singer, songwriter icon John Bon Jovi. Interestingly, John and I grew up together and graduated Sayreville High School together in 1980.
As many of you know John became world famous for his musical talents, many sold out concerts and the joy his music brought to millions of people.
What you do not know is like John and for a much shorter time, I became globally known within the medical community for the rare form of Cancer I contracted from an industrial accident.
When I was diagnosed in 1992, I was not expected to live more then a few months. I was however very lucky when diagnosed, as my father had an executive position at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark New Jersey.
Due to his position I was able to meet Professor Lambert, the man that would initiate progressive methodologies of treatment and experimental procedures that would save my life. These innovations made globally recognized changes to medicine, which are still in use today.
At the time of my diagnosis I was 32 years old, married and quite desirous to have a family of my own. This would not happen, as my battle with Cancer would span 10 years with many relapses and continuous actions to control future relapses.
In 2001/2002 I authored an award wining book titled “No Time To Die,” Surviving Cancer and America’s Failing Justice System.” This can be downloaded at www.NoTimeToDie.com .
Proceeds from the book are donated to Children’s Cancer Research Hospital.
2. What are the biggest challenges you had to overcome as a cancer survivor?
My biggest challenges as a Cancer survivor were much different then what people endure today. For me, family unity deteriorated with time as the treatment schedules and uncertainty of outcome weighed on everyone close to me. Also were the years of litigation over medical bills and disability.
These issues were actually more difficult to deal with then the Cancer treatments. Today there are more organizations and hospital input or family counseling to aid families through the process.
3. What has this whole experience taught you?
Overall I learned that our medical system and judicial system are clearly out of control and inept to the protection of the patient. In the end of the long process of treatments, healing and legal process, one's quality of life often comes down to how practical a Judge is when deciding a case.
Doctors are very good at caring for their patient and very self aware of the turmoil placed on family(ies). They understand their professional role and carefully treat the patient while counseling the patients loved ones. The legal system knows no such boundaries and the rules of “professional conduct” are determined by the attitude of: “catch-me-if-you-can.”
4. What are the positive things you came to a realization as a result of this huge life-changing experience?
The most important thing I learned is that this life as we know it is not the “end-all” of our experience when we pass away. It is however a stepping-stone to something better.
Also, having been part of near-death experience groups and having the opportunity to speak to and or interview others with such experience(s) I feel confident that in this life we are judged by our intentional actions and for most all of us we move on to a much better, grander and fulfilling existence of true peace and eternal love...
Thank you very much for sharing these powerful words with us Rich. We will return back to the American Motorcycle Company project in our next interview, the second of the set of three introductory interviews, where we will discuss Rich's motorcycle business and his future plans. So stay tuned to learn the story of the American Motorcycle Company.
Like and follow us to see how Rich's project unfolds. Also, be sure to stop by Richard's website and pick up a copy of his award wining book titled “No Time To Die,” Surviving Cancer and America’s Failing Justice System.” It can be downloaded at www.NoTimeToDie.com.