Curtis Elliott was shocked to learn he had congenital disc disease after visiting a doctor for a back injury in 2004.
"I was a pretty strong guy," he said.
The diagnosis meant that his career as a construction worker was over. And, as he began to take stock of his life, he didn't like who he had become.
"I was spiritually, emotionally, physically, completely bankrupt," he said. "The way I was living my life was not the way I should. I was bankrupt in every sense of the word."
He began addressing his personal problems and looking for ways to …