Thursday, January 14, 2016

Speaking Opportunities

Zack has had the opportunity to speak at a few places- all different situations. His little sister's Girl Scout troop, a Q&A's interview at a monthly business meeting, a 5th grade classroom, demonstration with his service dog Sedona (These 3 pictured below) Not pictured were an all girls HS group learning how to help others and put on events, Elks lodge in Orange who have been very supportive since the beginning. The biggest event was The Goodwills 90th Gala Fundraiser
 (hosted by the Beach Boys & John Stamos)

When Zack was still newly injured and was asked if he was interested in speaking it was a firm No Way. How far he has come! Telling his personal story gives awareness about the dangers of the ocean, and how life can change in an instant. Most important is that you have a choice on how to handle life when it Does get hard.

Great job Zack!



Zack Turns 21

Zack turned 21 in August. Guess where he went? Yep, Vegas!

We booked 2 rooms one for family one for Zack and friends. Best of both worlds.

Happy Birthday Zack!


5 Years after Injury

Zack was injured 5 years this past May 31st I've heard myself repeatedly saying how fast time goes by. With Zack's injury it has the same odd feeling, on one hand it seems like yesterday I received "the news" on the other hand it feels like a life time ago Zack was a able bodied person.

So much Life has happened in 5 years. Both Good and Bad. Zack has continued to live by example his word Persevere. Zack is now in his 3rd year of college, living on campus with a part time caregiver and service dog (Sedona) He continues to do physical therapy to keep his body strong.

The picture below is Zack in Lake Arrowhead Ca. this summer.

Zack's New Van

A Long over due but Huge THANK YOU!! To all who donated and made possible getting this wheelchair friendly van for Zack. I tried posting after the fundraiser but the site was down for awhile and life got away from me.

The pictures show Zack (and Sedona) in the van that was purchased, private party from the donations at last years St. Patty's Day Fundraiser. It's extremely nice to have a dependable van. We are humbled by the generosity of others. Thank you again!


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