Very unexpected!!! I am told that on August 18, 2005 at age 56 I had a massive heart attack. My heart healed but my brain did not survive the anoxia (lack of oxygen).
Before my injury I was a pastor and an Army chaplain (Colonel) and had been a college professor. I was a very fit runner. The upper part of the mask represents what I was left with when I woke up from the coma. I slowly began to realize that God had saved my life for a reason. This took years. The rest of the mask represents my life that is full of joy surrounded by family and friends.