“I wanted to thank you again. I appreciate your help more than you will ever know. Its great to know that there are other people willing to share my dream”.
I met with Kevin Greene the other day to help him in his effort to raise $5,000 to support the eradication of diabetes. He has joined the Diabetes Action Team and will be running the Chicago marathon in October. One of the most favorite things I like to do is meet with people to hear about their passions and dreams. As I sat there last week eating my sandwich at A.J.’s Cafe, listening to Kevin’s dream, I became immediately inspired. He got me. I was ready to sign a check. He talked about being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, how is mom was diagnosed and the toll it took on her, and how he got the motivation to change his lifestyle, resulting in no longer being diabetic.
Kevin talked about how much it would mean to him to help just one person in this journey, and in his “wildest dreams maybe help a lot of people.”
Kevin is one of the reasons we started RU. We believe that our community is FULL of Kevin Greene’s; guys and gals that want to make a difference in the world; people that at the end of the day, want to change the world. They already have the spark and just need a little nudging from others to realize their dream.
I can’t wait for October. Kevin is going to reach his goal of $5,000, and if I were a betting man, he’s going to exceed that number. He’s going to cross the finish line after 26.2 miles and feel a sense of satisfaction that he may never have felt before. And then, he’s going to want more. He’s going to realize that he is changing the world and will set new goals and will probably engage others to do the same.
Funny thing is, Kevin is already changing the world, and he doesn’t even know it…yet.