When you think of “Man of the Year” you tend to think of someone great and very popular amongst society. What if that “Man of the Year” was someone that wasn’t particularly popular in the sense of a national celebrity? I was nominated as “Man of the Year’ recently and I was very humbled yet I saw it as an opportunity to spread awareness about Niemann-Pick Type C.
This isn’t about how great Michael Stults is because let’s face the truth; I haven’t hit the pinnacle of my life yet. We all as individuals always have room for development in all aspects of our life. My passion is the Niemann-Pick Children’s Fund which was inspired by Brisan and Parker my two eldest sons who have Niemann-Pick Type C. A FATAL neurological disease that is not reversible. My wife Jennifer also has played a huge role in this.
What’s on the line April 29, 2011; prize money $$$ determined by the amount of votes collectively to my charity the Niemann-Pick Children’s Fund. It could upwards of a couple thousand dollars. There are 2 ways you can vote.
1) You can vote online (every $5 donation counts as 1 vote for me)
2) You can come to the event on the 29th
I had a realization that for me to win this competition I have to get online votes. I also realized that unless everyone I know is in their 20’s…they aren’t coming out to the “club” to party it up to vote in person.
What it will be used for if I win?
I and Jennifer have always said we want to do something at Children’s Mercy Hospital related to rare disease. We have this awesome children’s hospital in which many other families with rare diseases similar to ours come for medical advice and care. We would like to earmark this prize $$$ if we win towards starting this vision with Children’s Mercy Hospital and to grow this area of rare disease awareness at CMH.
Overall I don't like talking about “me”. I really want to win because it is an opportunity not only to raise awareness but bring money that can be put to use so usefully.
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