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“The Randy Tobler Show” is an issue oriented, informative and passionate talk show dealing with what’s first and foremost on the minds of Americans. The University of Reality is what Randy delivers to the airwaves each week as he challenges his listeners on the hottest topics of the day, from politics to pop-culture. Common sense from the heartland coupled with uncompromising values compels the audience to reach for the phone while turning up the volume. Never afraid to speak his mind, Randy welcomes healthy discourse in a lively and articulate manner. Winner of the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s “Special News Program of the Year, 2004”, The Randy Tobler Show gives us one more reason to look forward to the weekend.
Dr. Randy Tobler is a practicing, board-certified OB/GYN with a passion for teaching…patients, doctors in training and the public. His career spans over 24 years, and is replete with a multitude of awards. Dr. Tobler is regularly named one of the “Best Doctors in America” by his peers and one of St. Louis’ “Medical Marvels by St. Louis Magazine. World-renowned Washington University in St. Louis named Randy as the Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year, Department of OB/GYN. His passion for teaching continues on air, with his weekly health and wellness show-“Vital Signs”, a favorite for listeners thirsty for accurate and entertaining medical content.
A father of three and husband of 30 years, Randy credits his wife Heliene and children for sustaining him through the trials of serious illness in 1997. Their support and love, coupled with a deep faith, serve as a constant reminder of the importance of perspective and commitment in life’s passage.
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When Matthew and Amber met 14 years ago in the halls at Salem Community High School they had no idea where life would take them, just that they wanted to take that journey together.
Matt graduated from High School June 1998. That same summer he reported to basic training. Amber awaited his return writing letters and counting down the days when they would be together again.
When they married in March of 2001 they had no idea that fateful day, September 11, 2001, would change their lives forever. Matt would deploy 4 times in his 12 year career before he was medically discharged, once to Kosovo, twice to Iraq, and once to Afghanistan. It was during one of his deployments to Iraq where he was working near the burn pits and was exposed to a sulfur fire that his doctors believe is the cause of the rare form of cancer he is battling today.
on March 21, 2013 Matt, Amber and his team of doctors started raging war on a different enemy. This enemy, like the one that Matt has fought against his whole military career, is one that shows no mercy. Matt has currently completed his second round of chemotherapy. The battle plan is simple: put the cancer in remission long enough for him to undergo a stem cell transplant. With this type of leukemia, which affects less than 1% of the population, the question is not if but when is will come back. Doctors are hopeful in that the stem cel transplant will increase his chance of long-term survival.
Amber says it's ironic that 2013 is the year that she is taking care of Matt. Just last year he was her rock and caregiver when she had a bleed in her colon and was down to 97 pounds. Matt took her back and forth to the doctors, hospitals, cared for their kids, and carried her to the bathroom when she was too weak to walk.
Before all of this happened they had dreamed of buying a house and putting down roots where they both grew up. The plan was that Amber was going back to work at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center where she worked in the ER before she became ill. They would find a house in Luka where they both attended elementary school and where their 8 year old son who is autistic and 3 year old daughter who has hearing loss can continue to receive special services at Luka elementary.
The VA has approved them for up to $30,000 in renovation costs to make a home handicap accessible. they would like for this money to go into a forever home and not a rental. Amber found a small house in Luka. She drove Matt by when he was home for a weekend visit in-between treatments. They walked around the house, peered in the windows, and talked about where they would place the couch and the American Flag they would proudly fly in the front yard.
they were quickly brought back to reality when they looked at the 1/2 full gas tank that might last 2 days because of the 3 1/2 hour a day round trip commute back and forth to the hospital, the empty checkbook, and her not being able to return to work at this time as she serves as Matt's caregiver while taking care of her special needs children.
Thanks to the Veterans United Foundation, the Winkler's will have their forever home. You can be part of this goodness too, by providing funds for gas, food, and other basic living expenses. No luxuries needed. Just a little help when help is needed most. Please consider making a donation in honor of Memorial Day to help us help this family and others like them. Visit www.heroescare.org and clock on the donate button to learn how.