GS was born in Pompano Beach. He has been very active physically since his teenage. He is six feet two. He loves hiking and swimming. He enjoys sweet and salty foods but never be a fan of plain water. At the age of 50 years, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. He started taking Lisinopril and Amlodipine as other Americans do. For the past 30 years, taking high blood pressure medication has become his daily routine.
He used to organize the teachers meeting in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, and Deerfield Beach. He loves to drive along the beaches and enjoy the beautiful views. At the age of 75, he retired from his teaching job and joined the Peace Corps to educate African children with his passion and knowledge. GS loves to eat out and drink coffee and tea, but never water. In the very hot weather of Africa, he was oftentimes very dehydrated. Sometimes he was so weak and had to lie down in the middle of the day. Since he has been taking two blood pressure medications at the same time, his blood pressure could be too low considering his height of 6 feet and 2 inches. He felt dizzy and foggy headed frequently. He signed up for a two-year contract with the Peace Corps, but after 7 months he was so frail that he had to come back to get medical care in the Boca Raton Hospital. He was diagnosed with myelofibrosis and AF. He was told that he might have 3 to 4 years left to live with his health conditions. He started seeking alternative treatment such as meditation and acupuncture in the Delray Beach and Boca Raton areas.
In Feb, 2017, he started acupuncture treatment in the Boca Raton Acupuncture clinic. His acupuncturist recommended him reduce the salt intake and drink more water. At the meantime, he had acupuncture treatment 2 to 3 times a week. A few months later, his dermatologist in the Boca Raton Regional Hospital told him to get off Lisinopril because he developed rashes on his face. He noticed that his blood pressure was quite stable with only one medication. He went to his hematologist to check up for his myelofibrosis, and he was also told that his condition was quite stable. Now he continues to practice meditation and walks around in the peaceful Moricami Garden in Delray Beach at the age of 81.