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Hi I'm Curt

I'm a husband, a dad, a video editor, and a guy in a wheelchair...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah, but I've lived in Arizona since my fifth grade year. I have my own video production business. It's not big, but my focus is promoting the education of a child, and I love it! I'm married to an awesome daughter of my Heavenly Father (and really cool earthly parents, too!) We have 3 children, including twins and they're all great! There was a time in life, though, that I didn't know if any of that was possible, because I was in a snow skiing accident when I was 18 which left me paralyzed from my chest down. I didn't think anyone would be interested in a guy in a wheelchair, let alone want to marry one. But I met my wife at the local community college and the rest is 25+ years of history! We are a family of baseball fans, and we root, root, root for the home team! Even though I'm in this chair, I've had the privilege to coach all my kids in little league with the help of a very good friend of mine. I love life and the adventure that it is.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my entire life, and I love it! I have been blessed in so many ways. I have wonderful parents who taught me correct principles. They have been great examples for me as I strive to live the gospel. They instilled a love for my Savior, and my love for Jesus Christ has always been there, but it increased as I struggled to live my new lifestyle after my accident. Because His Atonement covers not only our transgressions, but also our pain and suffering, it was important for me to make the Atonement effective in my life so that I could move forward. I found that as I dwelt on the negative, my energy was drained, and I didn't progress like I should. So I forced myself to offload my burdens to Him. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful that it was restored on the earth through Joseph Smith. As a result, the priesthood authority is here for us. After my accident, I received many priesthood blessings of comfort and healing that buoyed me up and helped me continue with a positive attitude on life's journey. I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who continually blesses me and my family. Because of His plan of happiness, I know that my family is eternal, and that as long as we heed His counsel that He gives us through modern prophets and apostles, we will be happy together forever. What a blessing!

How I live my faith

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have had the opportunity to serve in many different positions in my ward, and I've loved each calling for different reasons, but the most important reason is that I've gotten to serve with fantastic people! We have such a diverse group of people in our ward, from newlyweds and young families to "seasoned veterans" of life! We can learn so much from each other if we simply take the opportunity to listen and share. I enjoy seeing all the selfless acts of service being given, all without desire of recognition. They are shining examples to me an my family. I try my best to implement that same charity and love in my everyday activities. If I can make a person smile, then I smile, too. We all know that life has it's trials and that it's not always rosy, but I feel that if I can do that for others, they will desire to have the same happiness in their lives that I have in mine. And that happiness is living the gospel of Jesus Christ.