My wife brought 8 Wishes to my attention and it is a site that needs a well deserved shout out in a major way. A man by the name of Paul Sanchez set out on a 10,000 mile bicycle journey and 8 Wishes to help children with dyslexia and learning differences. His 8 wishes all tied into raising money for scholarships for children with dyslexia and learning differences.
This is such a worthwhile cause and he has worked so hard and he needs a bunch of help from us. There are three ways that you can help:
1. Make a monetary donation called "chipping in". (My wife already did via PayPal, it's very easy)
2. Spread the word about his blog and myspace page.
3. Write to the people listed below.
Here are his eight wishes:
Secondly, I have started a group on Oprah's message board. I have to wait for approval and activation. But once it is approved, I will post the link here. Please post in it for Oprah to interview Paul on her show.
Please view his video on his myspace.com page. If you aren't moved by his dedication, then check to see if you have a pulse. If you can't afford to "chip in", then please write to Oprah, Sir Richard Branson and Charles Schwab.
About Paul Sanchez
Paul Sanchez, age 30, has suffered from dyslexia and ADD his entire life. In second grade, he tested positively for a learning disability but results were not strong enough to be placed in a special learning faciltity. Therefore, he was put in a regular schooling, where he “suffered through nearly 18 years at California public schools.
After attending numerous city colleges, Paul finally tested positive for dyslexia and ADD at Santa Barbara City College. Under a program that provided much needed assistance, Paul was able to earn his Associates Degree from the College in 2004 at age 28.
Following graduation, he set out on his mission to create a documentary about dyslexia and learning differences and the struggles of children around the country. From July 7, 2004 to February 2, 2005, Paul completed a 10,000 mile bike ride around the perimeter of the country. During this trip, he met 13 children with dyslexia or learning differences in 13 different major cities. He is now living in Santa Barbara, CA working to promote and raise funding for his documentary, Soloride, through the 8 Wishes initiative.
My rating for this site - 8 nyuks (on a scale of 1-5) :)