Cort Beard

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. The moment when I hit the surgery table, I felt regret for the first time in my life. It was a hard-hitter. It wasn’t like I the regret that you get when you eat too many cupcakes. It was earth-shattering, life-changing regret. That regret was that I hadn’t given enough. That I didn’t do enough in the world. You only have one chance, most of the time, to make a difference. So, you need to make it count.
– Cort Beard, nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County