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Brian Mendes and the Happy Hearts Fund

Organized by: Gary Wilmes

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Gary Wilmes via Crowdrise
September 22, 2015

OH MY GOD THANK YOU!!! please check out my greater than 140 character thank you in the main section of campaign description.I love you all.B See More

EVENT DATE Sep 21, 2015

THE STORY:

My Friends.  My Family. I cannot begin to tell you how lucky I feel. The fact that you would come together in this way touches me beyond explanation.  I particularly want to thank our Gary Wilmes who knows  me well enough to know that there are two things about me that are indisputable:1) I am vain. And. 2) I believe education and safe spaces to be educated in are the most valuable human investments we can make.  SO, because of Gary’s keen sense and the generosity of all of you, I get to train with a champion and help build a school in the Philippines. I am humbled and grateful.  I hope to reach each one of you individually, but, until then, thank you all so much!  I also want to thank my beautiful wife, Siobhan, who has been taking such great care of our new son and joy, Cormac.  It was HER birthday yesterday and instead of needing the celebration and break she deserves, she made it so they could both be at this training session.  Cormac was in his training gear and was stealing hearts left and right. If I weren’t so touch, I would have cried.

The only hiccup was that Manny had to postpone.  However, I got to train with some great UFC pros who pushed me to my limit and reinvigorated my interest in fighting-even at my advanced age and girth.  Thankfully, I’ll now be ready for Manny when he does reschedule.  Of course despite my needing to hob-nob with superstar athletes, the real gift was the fact that you all did this.  I am forever thankful.

Look for a picture of me getting knocked out by Pac-man in the near future.

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$2,592

 

104% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Tommy K youcanseewhativedone

     

  • Vicki, Jason, Maci & Meka

     

  • Tyler and Rachel

     

  • Kathy Kevin Abby & Grady

     

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  • Brylee and Tenley xo

     

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  • Kate Fannie Mae Gleason

     

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  • Gina, Will, Gilly & Charli

     

  • James Tyson

     

  • Zoe

     

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  • Nicholas Elliott

     

  • Pete Simpson

     

  • Kathleen, Eli & Max

     

  • Ted Wilmes

     

  • Jo, Erick and Addy

     

  • David Cale

     

  • Denis and Hugo

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tory Vasquez

     

  • Alex Delinois

     

  • Jen

     

  • Scott Shepherd

     

  • Henry Ironfists Sacre

     

  • Linda Mancini

     

  • Brian Mendes

     

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Donor Comments

Katiana Rangel

Katiana Rangel

3 years ago

Brian Mendes

Brian Mendes

3 years ago

Linda Mancini

Linda Mancini

Knock 'em dead Brian!! Well, that would be disrespectful but you get the drift... 3 years ago

Henry Ironfists Sacre

Henry Ironfists Sacre

3 years ago

Scott Shepherd

Scott Shepherd

3 years ago

Jen

Jen

Can't wait to hear all about it! 3 years ago

Alex Delinois

Alex Delinois

3 years ago

Tory Vasquez

Tory Vasquez

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Denis and Hugo

Denis and Hugo

go kick some ass, Brian 3 years ago

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