Thursday, April 28, 2011

Joel Is A Hero

I think it's appropriate to say that working on Theme Park Change has been a roller-coaster ride.

There have been a lot of ups and downs filled with highs and lows.  Sometimes our adrenalin has been pumping and other times we have felt sick to our stomach.

However, there is one story that sums up the spirit of this project.

A few weeks ago, Neil Patrick Harris crowned the winner of our "Day at the Park with Neil" Contest.  It was Joel from Hawaii who won with the picture you see on the right.

Joel won a one-day, one-park ticket to any theme park anywhere.

A week or so after the announcement, Joel contacted us through Facebook to discuss the various options and what park he might choose.

But before I had a chance to respond, Joel did something amazing and unexpected.

He was going to choose a one-day ticket to Walt Disney World valued at $87.33 with tax.  He asked if he could donate the cost of his prize (plus an additional $12.67) for a grand total of $100 to Project Angel Food through Theme Park Change.

Joel had won the contest!  The ticket to Walt Disney World was his!  But he gave it up!

Joel made a sacrifice because he knew helping out someone in need was more important than a day at the park.


So, as we enter the last few days of Theme Park Change, I hope you'll be inspired by Joel's example and follow his lead.

There need to be more people like him in the world.

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