It takes a team to move a mountain. Without the combined strength of many, nothing would ever be accomplished, and our society would be at a standstill. It takes the cooperation of everyone to create a change, and this is what I wanted to focus on. Last week when I announced the completion of my fundraising, I felt as if I overlooked the contributions of everyone that helped me reach where I am today. therefore, I felt that it was only necessary that I dedicated this post to everyone who has helped me along my journey thus far. Even if you did not donate and were only a bystander in the background, your encouragement helped me reach where I am today. Furthermore, I would like to continue by naming those who have helped me reach this milestone in my life.
Without the mentorship fo Steve Carlson, I would not be where I am today. Over these past few months, you have been a crucial part of my life, guiding me towards my goal all while mentoring me along the way. Between the weekly meetings and the crucial time that you have taken out of your day, you have truly made an impact on my journey.
I would also like to thank my parents, who have been there every day for me thus far, leading me in the right direction as I got closer and closer to my goal. I know that it is almost expected of you to be there for me, your dedication to me and my success should not go unnoticed.
Lastly, I wanted to take the time to individually thank each and every person who donated. Below is a list of everyone (in alphabetical order by last name) who have donated their money in hopes of seeing my dream completed. Although I do understand that not everyone may wish to be recognized (and if that is the case please do let me know), I do believe that it is necessary because you truly did make an impact on my life…
Allen Lucas, Anthony Cirllio, Blueprint 5 Men’s Clothing, Bob Swift, Bobby Bach, Brad Ayers, Charles Weygand, Cheri Moss, Dennis Griffin, Dennis Poirier, Courtney Lufkin, Dave & Chris Card, Eric & Marcy Nelosn, Feast Sandwich Company, Frank McGoff, Jeanne Wood, Jeff Katz & Jeff Bradey, Jeremy Pinsley, Jessica Pequet, John Filion, John Roccio, John Washburn, Judith Bernard, Keith Mailoux, Kevin & Anthony Nelson, Kristina Stark, Kyle MacGreggor, Linda Greenwood, Lori Land, Louise Capotosto, Marisa Gardner, Marissa Pollard, Mickey Lourenco, Nicole Ericson, Nicole Millette, Paul Clement, Pedro Tactican, Peter Cook, Rebecca Ginsbrg, Rebecca Hodgson, Regency Cigar Emporium, Richard Mann, Robert Allcock III, Robert Lucas, Rovert McLellan, Steve Mariorenzi, Tim Howard, Tulia Moretti, Tyler Divona, Tyler & Nicole Lufkin, and William Oberg.
Without the support from each and every one of you, I would never have been able to reach my goal and fulfill my dream. A man can try to change the world, but he will do nothing without the support of others. Thank you all for believing in me, and I promise that I will not disappoint you.