Comes a time a father should take his adult children’s advice, even when it means traveling from Texas to Virginia to do so. One of our sons, a physician himself, read my MRI report detailing awful rotator cuff and biceps damage and immediately recommended I travel to Virginia Beach to see Dr. Kevin Bonner and his world-class surgical team to fix my left shoulder. It was a real mess. 21 years of Army tank and mechanized-infantry service and decades of aggressive waterskiing had caught up with me. Suffered lots of pain, slept fitfully, only had limited mobility. Massive damage required eight anchors, all completed via Dr. Bonner’s minimally invasive arthroscopic technique. Now, I have no more pain, am able to better concentrate on my post-Army career, enjoy family, sleep well. I knew within a day after the procedure that it had been a great success and my quality of life had been restored. I am so thankful for Dr. Bonner’s skill, his evident passion for his work, and for his taking such good care of people.