Some friendsand and I went to see Kevin Nealon at the Improv last night. Click on the link, valt then photo. Check out the photos on his website, as well as the photos of my facebook, and flickr page. I met Kevin a fews years ago in California, when visting my friend Scott. That is how I met Kevin. I’ve been friends with Kevin 3 years after that day. Kevin contact me to say he would be in Houston, and he would like for me to come see him. We did, and he really made me happy, as he did the same for my friends.
This is what Kevin did for me. He wore my just ask shirt on stage. He gave me free tickets. He talk to me after the show, Was not in a rush to leave. He posed for photos with me. He collect lots of doodles for National Doodle Day.
Last week, I had speaking engagements in Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas, thanks to my old friend Bob Hopkins, who I met when he was Executive Director of The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation. Bob Hopkins is now teaching for Tarrant County College.
Before I go any further, I want to thank every student for taking the time to come hear me speak. It would have not been a success without their involvement. Thank you all, for your time and kindness.
At Eastfield College, my friend Patrick O’Dooley emceed the event in front of 50 students. He stood beside me during Q and A, he and I fielding questions that the students had.
I met Patrick during one of his motivational classes a few years ago. Patrick was one of the first people I have met who was instrumental in making me feel good about myself and making every day a TREMENDOUS day! I’m thankful Patrick was there for me!
In attendance at the speaking engagements were two professors of Sociology and Environmental Sciences, from Collin College. I spoke UP CLOSE and PERSONAL. The President of Tarrant County South College, addressed the students and stayed for my speech there.
By my sixth speech in two days, I’m told I was a pro and that my speaking abilities were great. Bob said I had every class in the palm of my hands!: > ) Bob said he was proud of me. That’s a tremendous compliment coming from someone who speaks as well as Bob Hopkins.
I went to OfficeMax for office supplies today. As Lou and I shopped, Deborah asked if we needed help with anything. She helped with finding the ink for my printer.
When it was time to check out, Deborah, was there again with a big smile. I had a chance to mention Just Ask, but didn’t have any cards with me. Deborah, was nice enough to allow us to take a photo of her.
Thank you Deborah, for your help, and for being so kind! Office Max should be very proud of you!
I got the surprise of my life today. Well it shouldn’t have surprised me. Sugar Ray has always been a supporter of my work in JUST ASK. Sugar Ray wrote me. He said, he needs a new Just Ask t-shirt, so he can continue to wear my shirt and help spread awareness of neurofibromatosis when he travels to other countries. This is great to have someone as famous as Sugar Ray Leonard to be involved with making a difference in the JUST ASK! campaign. Sugar Ray always ends his notes by calling me the Champ. Sugar Ray is the real Champ!
Today, Lou and I had a meeting about the blog, website and future plans. Everything went Terrific!
While at STANANDLOU, we took a few pictures after the meeting. I’m looking forward to the exciting things we have planned for the website. Of course, I came up with most of the ideas so don’t give Lou all the credit.
Anyway, I will be heavily involved helping the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation with their search for a cure for NF. I want to help with their events for 2008. I know I will go to the NF camp this summer.
If you are a regular on my blog, it might be a good idea to start spreading the word about the blog to your friends that have NF. The blog is a good place to find out about upcoming events and also just to share information and have fun, too!
I think people have fun here even if they don’t have NF. Just ask Shelley, Arthur and Lou. Never mind, don’t ask Lou!!!