Bonner Paddock, old neighbor and friend, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 11, became the first person with CP to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Africa.
He has since raised money to open a center to help children fight a fight we cannot comprehend. Without his assistance these kids would not have make some simple progress that is unimaginable to us. He continues to put his heart out and is raising more funds for additional centers around the world. His “Beyond Limits” campaign still continues…….
Selflessly he puts forth his energy to get the word out and give back while being supported by the Anaheim Ducks….they have been wonderful. Michael Clarke Duncan could not say enough about how proud he was of Bonner. He choked back tears and said he was too big of a guy to let us in on those emotions. Not a dry eye was to be had at the premiere of “Beyond Limits” at the Marion Knott Studio at Chapman University.
With his family and friends all around him, you could just feel the love and we all wanted to give back so much as well. When we have a bad day, it is nothing to what these kids go through…something I will always remember when I whine about some little thing.
Next, my husband the the LAFD had 15 of the largest hearted men went to CHOC Hospital to take toys to kids with cancer. Always hard for these men. Nothing effects them more than going on a run involving children, but when you are looked up at by these kids, to be around them at their worst time, it does seem to lift the children’s spirits. They are truly amazing men who volunteered their time to help others.
With that, my husband Keith took an required EMT Re-certification FD test and got a 95% which allowed him to get his pictured added to the hall-of-fame. (He didn’t want to have his picture taken.) He was Valedictorian of his class and only around 20 of the 3,500 have achieved this.
I am proud of what these men do, all selflessly. My husband has supported me with my business, Repeat Possessions. I could not provide you with my products or service to you without his support. And yes, I LOVE a Man in Uniform…OH Boy and How!
To find out more on how to support UCP, please go to www.UCP.org
The next screening will be May 16th at the Oakley Headquarters in Foothill Ranch, CA 6pm. Tickets are $20.00 and go to the UCP Organization. You will be uplifted as I was.
Thank you for letting me share a bit of my life with you.
Maybe we have opened the door to what it’s like to GIVE BACK….a little can mean so much is someone’s life.