I didn’t really think about that example and its impact on my life much until I reflected on it at his birthday earlier this month. As I was thinking about what he meant to me that day (June 7th), as well as what examples he set for my life, I was able to reflect back on a life of service. From my involvement in the March of Dimes Teen Leadership Council, to volunteering for MDA Telethons, and even small school and community projects, the give-first mentality that was shared by those blood donors has permeated my life.
I then reflected upon my cousin, Scott. I was with him during his first trip to Disneyland… I will never forget that. I will also never forget the phone call when I heard that he had leukemia. I felt helpless, I did not know what I could do to help him. I took a lesson from when my little brother was born and organized a blood drive. I was able to motivate over 100 people to selflessly give, to sacrifice their time for a little boy whom they had only seen pictures of… a little boy that they would never get to meet.
We all have the opportunity to live our values as servant leader on July 12th @Vida Loca from 4-8PM. We have the opportunity to save the life of Linus, a great little boy, who needs our help. I hope that you feel as passionately as I do about helping other, giving first, and will take some time out of your day to go to a great mixer and save a life… When was the last time YOU could say that YOU saved someone’s life?
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