Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"People Helping Other People" - Barney

Yes, so Barney has a song I like, I'm totally okay with admitting that.

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Remember that day?

12 days ago?


Let me refresh your memory . . . This post: [here] .

"help me, help me, help!" she [I] said . . .
Within minutes I had a comment from Michelle. "I'm sending you an email."

She contacted her neighbor Tom [this man is incredible. absolutely. incredible].


contacted quite a few friends/co-workers/business partners.


contacted a regional manager


contacted the regional manager in my area


contacted a facility [Athlete's Performance] who had these treadmills

who . . .

will be donating two treadmills for approximately two days.

A M A Z I N G.

I don't have the words to express my gratitude.  People helping people they don't even know. Whom they have never met.

I. Am. Grateful.

And it gets even better . . .

These treadmills are simply the best of the best.

Woodway Treadmills.

Their slogan: "For The LONG Run"

Could. not. be. MORE. perfect.

Michelle, Tom, Ben & Marc.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

I. am. so. ready. for. this.


Tom said...

That's pretty cool how they made things come together.

XLMIC said...

OMG! You must be over the moon! That is so fabulous :) Be careful telling people you like anything about Barney... I had people de-follow me when I outted myself about my enjoyment of the Great Purple One :P

Yay for generous treadmill donators! *thumbs up*

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

thats SO awesome!!! :D

ok.. You're ready for it... but is the treadmill ready for you? ;)

Melissa Cunningham said...

agree with zaneta...
is that treadmill ready for YOU,sister?

Emz said...

XLMIC - omgosh. You. Called. It. Down. One already. What am I missing here people?!

HD said...

That's awesome! I'm so happy that all came together :)

Caroline said...

What is the problem with the purple dude?? I don't get it

Michelle said...

Wish more people would help people! :) What a great place the world would be.

Emz said...

Michelle. You. You. You. Started. All. This. Awesomeness.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.

Emz said...

Caroline. If you figure the purple Dino thing out...please lmk.

Laurie said...

So awesome! As for Barney, I can't help you out much... he's kind of creepy but most kid shows are... definitely not worthy of losing followers. Maybe if you were to sing the "I love you song" you could get them back. :)

Patrick Mahoney said...

Barney is the purple alligator right? At least it's purple, maybe not. I really have no idea. Ian never got into him so naturally I don't have a clue.

Regardless, treadmills solved = fantastic.

Johann said...

That is fantastic! I'm really happy for you. I'm very excited about your run. Any running endurance event gets my full attention. Not long now!

Evolving Through Running said...

Selfless acts of kindness are truly awesome. So glad this worked out so well for you. Slogan couldn't be more perfect.

Caratunk Girl said...

Oh good, I am so relieved that things came together and you have 2 rocking treadmills for the big day!! Love the slogan, you rock Emz!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

It's so cool to see things work themselves out!

Anne said...

How people can get upset over Barney is completely beyond me!!

THat is fantastic news about the treadmills...made my eyes water to see the chain of help :) Love it!

KovasP said...

Wicked deja vu!

Christi said...

Yay, that is so awesome! I was raking my brain and coming up with nothing so I am glad you got help!

Carrie said...

That is beyond AMAZING! Good people, helping great people do incredible things!

it's all about pace said...

Cool! those are some nice mills

Jason said...

That is just awesome. Thrilled that it worked out for you.

Karine said...

I love seeing how kind, supportive, caring people can make "things happen"--even move mountains sometimes.

If only we could see the end from the beginning! Seems we always learn a lot on the journey to ANY finish line.


The sweetness of crossing the finish line on ANY goal is the best part of the race--not only for ATHLETES but for all.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! so glad you got the Treadmills!! I finally made my donation, have a great run thinking of all the lives you are assisting with your endeavor!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You are doing something truly amazing EMZ! I'm so glad this has all come together and you have your Tm to run on!!!

Looks like a winner!!!!!

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