WOW, WOw, wow…
I am still completely in awe of the experience I had attending the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Annual Gala.
Not only were we able to raise over $15,000 on behalf of Alan T Brown, but I also had the honor of watching him, one of my dearest friends and his wonderful family, receive the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award.
The Brown family was one of the original pioneers in promoting awareness and pushing for greater equality for the entire paralysis community.
If you remember, I had Alan as a guest on the HowieDoinIt Podcast a few weeks ago. In that episode we discussed how to turn tragedy into triumph and I got to share his personal story with you all.
Being in the room at the Gala was unbelievable. Being surrounded by story after story of triumph, struggle, and resilience was so empowering. Getting to be there and experience it all with my dear friends and familiar faces to the HowieDoinIt Community, Glenn (Whitey) Marks and Marcela Maranon, who are inspirations all on their own, made it that much more incredible.
Since returning from my trip, I realized how much of my life and capability I was taking for granted. Opportunity was given to me that some never see and I am determined to no longer take that for granted. You can expect many more marathons, triathlons. and even an Iron Man in my future.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by people who inspire, not only me, but so many people around them and in their community. I am thankful to be shown what resiliency and determination look like in all sorts of different walks of life by the people in my life.
I feel humbled to sit among the giants. The game changers. The path pavers. The advocates…
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