Monday, June 4, 2012

Our friend Brady

Many of you know about our friend Brady!  He and his wife Andrea are the couple who raised all the money for Eli's original grant!  We owe them such a debt of gratitude for giving us such a good start on bringing our boy home.  But Brady's generosity didn't stop with Eli.  He and Andrea have raised money for another child with down syndrome and are currently working on a third!  They are tireless in their efforts to help these orphans find good homes :)  Brady is currently participating in a contest to get a chance to run in an ironman and bring a TON of awareness to these needy kids!  He needs our help with voting.  It's free and easy and such a great way to help this man who has helped so many others.  Below is cut and pasted from Brady's blog, please please please go vote for him!

Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome

My family and I have loved being able to work on behalf of the children on Reece's Rainbow since finding this great organization. It's for this reason that I had a hard time sleeping because of the excitement after hearing about this announcement!

Two months ago, Ironman announced a contest called Kona Inspired. How it works is they have given the general public an opportunity to submit a 90 second video based around the theme, "Anything is Possible". Winners receive a spot to race in the Ironman World Championship in October, but most importantly, they will race as a media athlete and have the opportunity to share their story on NBC's nationally televised broadcast of the championship this year! THIS COULD BE OUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN'S STORY WITH THE WORLD!!!

After reading Ironman's press release we immediately went to work. This is an opportunity to help these children in a way that I never imagined possible! The video came together with the help of many wonderful people and we submitted it. 105 videos were submitted. After over a month long preliminary public voting, we just received word that we are one of the top 15 videos and will compete in the final round of voting June 4 - June 18!!!

Please take a moment to WATCH, VOTE, and SHARE our video as much as possible throughout the day from your home computer, work computer, laptop, phone, etc! We need to be in the top 2 videos at the end of the day on June 18.


Thank you for your time and willingness to make the dream of these orphans of finding their forever family a reality!

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