Thursday, June 12, 2008

He Keeps Going and Going

Ron Bachman is among ten Energizer® Keep Going® Hall of Fame finalists. What an honor!

I first learned of Ron's story in the current issue of Amigo's newsletter Friendly Wheels. His story is inspirational, but more than that, it tells of a boy who faced extraordinary obstacles in his quest to lead an ordinary life. The phrase sounds trite, but the story is more than that.

The award is a recognition of people who, like the familiar pink bunny, keep going no matter what. The candidates include ten remarkable people:
  • Ironman athlete
  • bone marrow donor fund raiser
  • autism educator
  • inner city concert violinist organizer
  • violence prevention advocate
  • crossing guard neighborhood activist
  • educator extraodinaire
  • breast and testicular cancer advocate
  • foster care children advocate
  • and, of course, Ron
Read their stories to see how remarkable they actually are. The group includes two amputees, a young leukemia patient, the mother of an autistic child, and others who saw situations that needed improvement and stepped up to the task.

You can vote once a day for the extraordinary person of your choice. Each vote cast provides $1 to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to introduce underprivileged kids to baseball.

Do you know someone who keeps going and deserves recognition? Here's an idea! Send your own personal Keep Going Award sanctioned by the bunny himself!

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