I was taught at an early age to help others. I remember as a kid going through the stuff I didn’t need and even things I still wanted, to give them to the kids in my community who didn’t have much. Then there have been times in my life where I didn’t have much. Yet there was always a helping hand.
Because of these events in my life it is my mission to help others. That is why half of my book sales on my website and at events go to charities. Below are the charities that have touched my heart with the great work they do. They are truly making a difference, and bringing hope to people in need.
Mercy Ships affects my heart deeply because of the great work they provide. With a fleet of hospital ships they transform individuals in developing nations. They help the blind see, the crippled walk, remove tumors and heal the sick. Not only do these volunteers heal thousands of people suffering, they also bring them hope. I am so honored to be partnered with Mercy Ships.
Mercy Project helps enslaved children who work in the Ghana fishing industry. Their work is truly amazing because it is their goal to work themselves out of a job with their long-term, sustainable solutions. Not only do they rescue children from slavery, but they are finding ways to stop the spread and need for child slavery. Their method is to empower the village communities with aquaculture implementation. I am proud to be partnered with Mercy Project.
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy or FSHD is the most common form of Muscular Dystrophy. I came to know about FSHD when I met a mother, Katie, with the disease. Over time the facial, shoulder, abdominal and leg muscles deteriorate, leaving many unable to walk or even close their eyelids. However, Katie has a positive outlook on life that she shares with everyone. Because of her I want to spread the word about FSHD so that one day we can find a cure.