Lift for Haiti
Lift for Haiti
It is so easy to get angry because of the stresses and struggles of everyday life. I know, I have many things that weigh on my mind everyday.
But sometimes when tragedies happen, you find out what is really important.
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I’ve been watching the news footage of the horror that has happened in Haiti with the 7.0 earthquake (and another 6.1 a week later) and I just couldn’t hold it together. Yeah I cried, I can admit it.
I can also admit when I was a much younger man, without kids, the events probably would not have hit me so hard. I had a naive view of the world and I was very selfish. It wasn’t until I had kids of my own that news stories on tv about child abductions and other bad things really starting having an effect on me.
During the coverage of Haiti I saw a young boy, probably 10 years old pulled from the rubble after 7 days of being buried. He didn’t cry, he didn’t even appear scared. He did something much more amazing. He opened up his arms real wide and smiled. The biggest, brightest smile I had ever seen. I mean it crushed me. This little boy was so incredible.
I laughed through the tears about all the bullshit in my life that wasn’t so big or wasn’t so tough.
The human spirit was alive in this young man. I had never felt so overwhelmed to do something. I thought there is no way with the devastation that I could make any type of difference but I couldn’t stop thinking about this kid.
That is why, on February 13th I am going to get the guys together and we are going to lift. Hopefully reach our goal of 20 tons and beyond. As many reps of as many exercises as possible in one session.
It will be called Lift for Haiti.
When: Feb 13, 2010
What: Benefit for Haiti, all proceeds go to Clinton / Bush Haiti Fund
Goal: Lift 20 tons
I am hoping our efforts inspire a donation from you. Any amount of money. If you can give $1, $5, $10 or $20 + that is awesome! I am taking 100% of this money and giving it to the Clinton / Bush Haiti Fund.
Please donate with the button below and you can choose any amount of money you can give. I hope to raise as much money as possible so please post on every forum and every blog you can.
I will also be filming Lift for Haiti and put it up on Diesel as a tribute to everyone who donated who has donated previously through other organizations.
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