While writing our new book, we asked our fans to send us the things they wanted to do before they died. One particular letter came in that struck us deeply. I want to share it with you now. If it had to be a list item, I'd label it "save a life."
I have volunteered and worked at my local non-profit, no kill dog shelter since I've been in college. Now I have been hired as the shelter director and I desperately want to improve the lives of the dogs that live at our shelter while they wait for their forever homes.
I want to start a Lyme Disease Foundation and get the word out about what Chronic Lyme Disease is and what patients with Chronic Lyme Disease go through on a daily basis.
I have been overweight all my life. I started getting larger when I was in kindergarten. I am about to turn 32 years old and would like to have the experience of being a regular, healthy sized person.
When I hear the question what do I want to do before I die, I automatically think about my dad. My dad is the most amazing person I have ever known.
Early this year my 15 year old sister was diagnosed with a disease called Scleroderma, which attacks the lungs heart and kidneys as well as other parts of the body. I want to give her one trip to anywhere she wants to go in the country.
My idea came to me when I first started hearing about all of the teacher layoffs that began in Wisconsin, and has quickly spread throughout the country.