On August 28 Hurricane Harvey dropped massive amounts of rain on Houston, TX. Hours later the water rose out of the bayous and flooded many home including mine. Like many Houstonians I had no flood insurance. My family lost almost everything. I remember my 8 months pregnant wife saying to me, as our little 3-year old and 1-year old slept near by on a floor pallet, "at least we have our health". A week later as I was struggling to clean out the debris from our home I collapsed from a heart attack. I was lucky to be alive. After surgery I spent several days in VCICU thinking about my health, medical bills on top of restoration bills on top of other expenses and I felt like I was in a hole so deep that I could see no light. I was also diagnosed with diabetes, fatty liver and a host of other ailments. How could I be 42 and so unhealthy?! I got my answer a few weeks later when my wife and I went to a friends to watch FOK. Thank God! I could finally see light and I was ready to be honest with myself. I knew immediately that years of a fast food, high fat, heavy meat and diary diet had done me in and I decided that night I would change my life for good. The next morning, September 16, 2017, I woke up and made myself a Vegan breakfast and then a Vegan lunch and then a Vegan dinner and everyday since I have been 100% Vegan and Olive it (I love it)!! I've lost 35lbs in 6 weeks, my blood sugars have gone from an avg. of 270 to 91, my blood pressure and resting heart rate are the best they've ever been. In another 6 weeks I get to learn how much I've lowered my cholesterol and triglycerides, etc. NOW, here's how the FOK app has helped me. Trying to eat a Vegan diet from a cold start is very challenging. I have used over 30 of the recipes to date to make delicious, nutritious and filling meals for me and my family. They're not 100% plant based...yet, but they are practically Vegetarian. Even my Mom and Brother-n-law are doing it. The recipes are easy to follow and I love the shopping list. It really takes the guess work out of the process. I also like the favorites function which I use as my meal planner. This way of life is saving me and I feel better right now than I have in over a decade. Even my anxiety and depression is disappearing. The FOK app is a great tool for anyone following a plant based lifestyle. I don't know how we're going to pay our bills but at least now I can say, at least I have my health!