Curt Ghormley lives with his wife Lynn in Benton, Kansas, a small town outside Wichita. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Wichita State University.
In 2022, Curt's world was turned upside down with an unexpected diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a fast-moving cancer that kills 12,000 Americans each year. Doctors also identified a rare genetic mutation of white blood cells, the dreaded FLT-3 variant, that reduces the five-year chance of survival to less than 15 percent. Curt spent 83 days in the hospital with multiple life-threatening complications, but still managed to post a social media journal update every day, except for his time in the Intensive Care Unit.
After retiring from a successful career as a communications technology sales manager with a Fortune 500 company, he was suddenly plunged into the fight of his life. By God's grace, he has survived it - so far - with his trademark optimism, resiliency, and humor.
Curt and Lynn have two sons. Both boys completed college degrees and served stints in the U.S. Army, spending some harrowing time down-range in distant dusty places, and thankfully coming back in one piece. They are both married and gainfully employed in the private sector. There are three grandchildren.
Curt's hobbies are reading, woodworking, welding, four-wheeling, shooting, and playing the tuba.
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