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Hi I'm Glenn Warr

Idaho farm boy turned biological scientist. Mormon convert 2003 a heart transplant recepient 2009 - faith became priceless.

About Me

I grew up on a small Idaho farm, working in the fields and milking cows since I was about 11 years old. I didn't appreciate that life at the time - now it seems like the good old times. No I haven't forgotten how hot, dirty, and tiring the work can be; however, at the end day I felt content and slept well (clean country air, sounds of crickets churping, frogs croaking, and loons crying down on the lake). The US Navy was my ticket out of Idaho in the late 60's serving as a Line Officer in the Atlantic Fleet for 3 years. Science had grabbed my interest as a child and I pursued that line of study eventually receiving a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Huston, Texas. Academic research/teaching took me and my wife to the University of Vermont/Medical School in Burlington, VT and John's Hopkins University/School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. Mid-80s, I joined the Bristol Myers Pharmaceutical Co. in Syracuse, NY (later in CT), as the lead in a new research investigative group studing "Host Defenses and Antimicrobials". I became immersion in the blooming field of Immunology/Molecular Biology; however, I found time for sailing on the Long Island Sound, and hobbies: Watercolor Painting, Silversmithing, and Lapidary. Diagnosed with nonischemic heart disease at the age of 48, I managed to work for another 10 years. 2009 found me living in the Yale Univ. Hospital with a failing heart; after 9 months, I received the gift of a new heart.

Why I am a Mormon

Searched for that "something" missing in my life and found a truth and power greater than any thing I could have imagined. Now I realize how much I was missing, and thank God for never turning his back on me even though I had ignored him and his blessings for such a long time.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to be the best I can (remembering the words of Christ). Attend church each Sunday, active/hold a calling in the High Priests, Ward History clerk, love my hometeaching assignments, have worked fairly constantly for over 8 years on my family history, and love to go to the Temple.