posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 12:44 AM
What do I do? I fight for, stand up for, help, and protect the Youth. It gets me ridiculed at times, hell, I'm even called some really bad names,
but those are all part of having the guts to fight.
People are always going to attempt to get you to shut up or back down, no matter what area of work you have, what you do, there are always "HATERS"
Let me start at the beginning. This all started with a dream I had, years ago. I was driving a school bus, and the city was hit by a tidal wave. I
drove around the city with kids in the school bus, as it was slashing around in the waves, can even remember the screams of "close the doors!" and
then just waking up in a cliff hanger. I didn't think anything of it at first. Then I volunteered at the elementary school my brothers went to.
One day turned into three years volunteering. Whether it was as a basketball coach after school, playing basketball with them during lunch, playing
soccer, red light-green light or tag when I helped out at lunch. The walkathons, book fairs, reading books to the kids in the classroom, and even
chaperoning on field trips where everybody wanted to be in my group, the kids at that school looked up to me. Even my friends niece and nephew, they
did not have a role model, and I hung out at the friends house, ended up reading the niece a bedtime story and playing a video game with their
It goes beyond that,
1. A school in england banned high-fives and handshakes, I spoke out against them and called them out on it.
2. Another school in england had ties cut with them between the county council, so I created a petition for them to continue funding. Received 100+
signatures in 2 days.
3. The botox mom hoax was an opportunity for me to create a petition for an 18 year old minimum age restriction to receive injections. 99
signatures, only needed one more.
4. The big one. A minor got detained in the emirates for adultery, which I saw as a wrongful conviction, and I emailed letters to everybody from the
state department, to human rights organizations, to the lawyer of the case himself, all for a girl I don't even know, fighting to keep her alive.
Even stayed up past 40 hours at one point.
So if there is ever a leader for the youth, without a doubt, I can be that leader. I fight for them all the time, although one kid today told me,
you're not my role model material, and that's fine with me. Some kids want Hanna Montana and Xbox to be a role model.
If I have haters, well so be it. Stay Priceless.