BENEFITING: MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ORGANIZER: MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
EVENT DATE: Sep 18, 2016
Jerry is joining Wine Women & Shoes for his third year as a Shoe Guy. Jerry has been a Make-A-Wish Volunteer for over 10 years, and he can’t say enough about this cause. He is excited to be a Shoe Guy again; at last year’s event he met amazing people and had an great time.
Jerry was raised in Clovis and currently lives in the Friant area. He is a Dad, a Road Maintenance Supervisor for the County of Fresno, a Bouncer at the Standard on weekends, and Certified Spartan SGX trainer specializing in Spartan Races and Ultra distance multi day Marathons/events. He is currently training for the Anvil Quintuple (12 mile swim, 560mile bike ride and 131 mile run attempted with no sleep. His goal is to complete this within 115 hours).
He has learned through his experiences to make OPTIMISM his number one rule in life. One negative thought can end an expedition. He strives to be the best dad he can be by setting an example for his daughter (she is the love of his life and the reason he does everything he does) through fitness, nutrition and a “Super Ultra Deluxe Top Notch Deluxe” outlook on life. He challenges everyone to get out of their comfort zone, eat clean, stay fit and live life sweet at all times.
The money that Jerry raises will go towards Stellan’s wish. Stellan is a 9 year old boy from Clovis who has a rare condition. Stellan is unable to walk and his vision is limited. He loves to be moving and on the go. This is something that they have in common. Since he was little, his dad placed Stellan in a trailer attached to his bike. Unfortunately, he no longer fits in the trailer. Amazingly, a custom bicycle that has a seat where Stellan can sit has been found that will allow Stellan to go on bike rides with his entire family. This WISH will give him and his family HOPE, STRENGTH and JOY! He will be in Jerry’s thoughts as he pushes through the 560 mile bike ride during the Quintuple.
Please join Jerry in supporting Stellan’s wish. If you don’t want to just give/donate your money for his wish, send him a challenge and he will earn it. He craves endurance/physical/adrenaline based challenges and he will do ANYTHING to make this happen.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. The Central California chapter was founded in 1986, Make-A-Wish Central California chapter has granted over 2,000 wishes and serves eight counties: Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Inyo. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.