So many of you have incredible charities and foundations that you support. For this, I am grateful. You, me, we change the world with our love. For those of you who would like to add your voice to an extraordinary cause, I want to tell you about a charity that I support.
Many of you who have known me for years know of my great love for a man named Dr. Pentti Kouri. He died unexpectedly fifteen months ago. Four years ago, his son, Janne, was injured in a diving accident and left paralyzed. Janne has created this incredible foundation called Next Step Fitness — it’s a state of the art fitness facility that provides cutting edge training methods, procedures, and technologies to help rehabilitation for spinal injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury victims. The foundation aims to offer these community-based ?tness facilities for the physically challenged at an affordable cost.
Watch this video from Good Morning America, in which Janne takes his first steps. It will move you profoundly. (If you look carefully, you will see Pentti in the background!)
If you would like to add your voice to mine, join me and support this amazing cause with a tax-deductible donation, an item for the silent auction, or your attendance at the event itself. I would be so grateful. We can make a huge difference for this underserved community. I look forward to seeing you at Christie’s!
With so much love and pleasure,