Gesundheit Kitchen

$30,050 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 41 months
The chef with no stomach.  Yep...That's me.  If you know my story, thanks for your continued support.  If you don't know my story, it's intense.  Google "chef with no stomach" and I'm it...I'm that guy.  My story has been featured on The Doctors , on CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta , on The Huffington Post , and more, but those are just fragments of the whole story.  The fact that I'm still here to even share my story is nothing short of miraculous.  I've lost my stomach, 95% of my esophagus, a collar bone, a couple of ribs, my gall bladder, several feet of intestines, shoulder muscle and more!  What I HAVEN'T lost is my sense of humor, my empathy, and my contaious, enthusiastic love of food.

Over the past decade I've thrown my weight (what's left of it!) at education, highlighting the connection between what we eat and how we feel.  For a guy with no stomach, that connection is crucial!  Depending on what I chose to consume, each bite of food could bring me energy or it could bring me misery.  When I eat fresh, vibrant foods, I feel fresh and vibrant!  But when I eat heavy, fatty, greasy, overprocecessed foods, (you guessed it!) I feel heavy, fatty, greasy & overprocessed.  Each and every day, bite after bite, that choice is mine.  The truth is, EVERYONE shares that connection, stomach or not.  You ARE what you eat...So let's eat well!

My goal is to create a regular series of fun, light-hearted, nutrition-focused, deliciously educational videos that explore the important food/health connection.  Your support will help us build and stock the physical kitchen, as well as fund the production of this series.  

Thank you and Gesundheit!
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With a major surgery coming up mid-july, I need your help and continued support to get past this next hurdle. Gesundheit and thank you!
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$30,050 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 41 months
Created March 10, 2016
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JH
$50
John Hulett
12 days ago

Hans, Miriam and I are praying and believing for your recovery. I am praying many others will support you as well my friend.

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Anonymous
15 days ago
JS
$500
Jeff Schottenstein
17 days ago
KL
$300
KARLING LEUNG
19 days ago
AF
$100
Arlene Fox
21 days ago
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Thank you for your amazing attitude, Hans, which so often lifted the spirits of my nephew Travis.

SN
$250
Susanna Nichols
25 days ago
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To show my love and support for Hans!

RH
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Robb Humphreys
26 days ago
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Much love from your Maui Ohana!

PW
$1,000
Patricia Walcott
26 days ago

I can and Hans family needs it.

NJ
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Norm James
27 days ago
AF
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1 month ago
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