Among those having the opportunity to fish with Keisel were patients from the hospital. Keisel hosts his annual Sheer ‘Da Beard event to benefit Children’s Hospital, is a frequent visitor there, and loved spending time with the kids.
“It’s very special,” said Keisel. “We tried to do something I love to do and a lot of other people love to do. We had some kids that usually wouldn’t have the opportunity to come out and go fishing for giant trout to my secret spot that I don’t just let anyone come to.
“Overall how he raised me to be a man and respect others means so much. To see my dad’s work ethic, how hard he worked to provide for our family growing up, during tough times. He is the most unselfish man I know. If he ever has a dollar in his pocket it’s going to someone else besides himself. He is the man I will always respect and look up to. I am where I am today because of him.”
“My dad has some favorite sayings that always stick with me. One is, ‘Humble yourself or I’ll do it for you.’ Another is ‘Don’t let your mouth overload your behind.’ Those are some lessons I will always remember.”