So I thought long and hard about this one, and figured if there were ever a time for me to make an appearance, it’s now. I’ve sat here for over two hours trying to express the power of community and what it really means to me, and I keep coming back to our final Drop video.
This may be stupid of me, but here it is. My new life. It’s raw, it’s scary, but most of all – I feel alive. Here we go… the real me…
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Did I scare you away? ;) For those who can’t watch the video, our members raised over $2,500 in cash along with boxes after boxes of home-made gifts, clothes, gift cards, and an incredible family 4 pack to watch the Chicago Bulls together. We did this in 1 month. All 400+ people coming together and giving a few bucks each to impact one family’s life. Our mission was to help them forget about their troubles (homelessness & financial worries), and we were blown away with everyone’s generosity. If you participated, THANK YOU.
This month we start all over again and circle around 2 beautiful kids with severe autism. Our goal is to raise $13,000 so we can get them a highly trained service dog. And if possible, three iPads so the family can communicate better with each other (Alex can only speak through technology, and these iPads can do wonders for everyone). It’s a long shot, but we’re gonna do our best and see what happens. If you’d like to join us, you can become a member of Love Drop here.
I have about a billion other things I wanna say right now, but I think I’ll leave it at that. I’m in one of those weird places at the moment where I’m pondering the meaning of life. I’m afraid what else I’ll divulge if I keep on going ;)
God bless, everyone. I love you all more than you know.
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