In the summer of 2011 I got married to the amazing and beautiful @amandaciurdar! That year we moved to LA (Valencia) because I worked on a TV pilot and there was a good chance it was going to get picked up to series. After we moved, the show didn’t get picked up. At that time, my wife was a massage therapist, who after a short career hurt her wrist and had to stop working. There we were, two unemployed newlyweds with no money. (side bar: my wife also landed herself in the hospital because she tore her esophagus - so there were medical bills we couldn’t pay.) I ended up getting a job as a valet, where they made me shave my beard 😩 - hence the lack of facial hair when I was on the show. I hated that job. I was grateful for it, but hated every moment. Still, we were close to having to break our lease and move in with my parents. This is another topic for another time. In short, we had blown through our savings and were barely making ends meet.
We found out that one of our favorite game shows “Wipeout” was filmed really close to where we lived, so we decided to try out and both made it on the show. Amanda didn’t advance past the second obstacle, but as you can see from the video, I kept going!
This is a very condensed version of this story, but in a nut shell, this was without a doubt a total God moment. Lots of tears were shed at the moment I told my wife I won, because winning Wipeout helped kick start our marriage and put us back on our feet. I tend to forget about this moment because it was a long time ago. This time of year I am reminded of it because exactly 6 years ago this happened. I will forever be grateful that God allowed this opportunity to happen, and I will never put him in a box. With him, all things are possible.
Hope you get a good laugh at my expense haha, and please, tag as many friends in the comments below - not sure how long I’ll leave this up! 🙈🙊😊👊🏻