Friday, December 12, 2008

Hope, Vision, Action.....

What's the first step in achieving any dream?- HOPE!
Yesterday, before leaving Hope, B.C., I had the chance to meet with two Councillors of Hope- Councillor Tim Hudie and Councillor Steve Schroeder.  
The second step closer to achieving a dream- VISION!

The most important step towards achieving a dream- ACTION!
Yesterday, by end of day, 'The Dream' arrived in Chilliwack, B.C.

Canada, and the world, I'd like to introduce you to Mitchell.  Mitchell, a student at Tyson Elementary School, was diagnosed with Aspergers, a form of Autism, and wanted to help Run The Dream spread the awareness of about the lack of services and support, the lack of research and the lack of public education across the country for others living and affected by Autism. Mitchell, with the assistance of his classmates, set up a 'Change for Change' table every morning before school and raised over $400!  This morning I came and thanked Mitchell, his teacher Louanne Macdonald, and the entire Tyson/Chilliwack community.

A hero is an individual with hope,  vision, but most importantly takes action!  Mitchell, like many other grassroots leaders I've met across this great country should be commended for their efforts!

Late today, I also had the privilege of meeting Chilliwack mayor Sharon Gaetz and many of the city staff at an informal meeting.  Tomorrow morning I'll be running out of Chilliwack with a group of runners, but I'll save that story for next time!

Special thanks to the Travelodge,  in Chilliwack, for accommodating 'The Dream'.

5 Running Days....145 kms left until Victoria, B.C.- Dec 18th

The Dream Continues....

1 comment:

Louanne Macdonald said...

Congratulations Jonathan!!! WE are soooo proud of you. Bet you thought this day would never come. Enjoy a much deserved day off tomorrow.

Louanne, Keith
Koltan and Konnar