Fred was a truck driver for 12 years until his illness got so bad that he had to leave the road. There are time when he says the hell with his illness and wants to go back on the road but knows that he can't. He follows the trucking publications on the internet everyday and enjoys talking with fellow truckers.
I just wanted to share with everyone the nature of Fred's disease. He has Evan's Syndrome which is a very rare blood disorder that will either cause hemolytic anemia or ITP The anemia ia dangerous because his body kills off the red blood cells at such a fast rate that they cannot carry oxygen. The ITP is where his body attacks his platelets which are the blood cells that cause the blood to clot. This disease kills at least 3000 people per year.