Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Paul there?
When was the last time you rode your bicycle 10,000 miles? Yeah, me too.
Sunday I was on the phone with Paul Sanchez. He rode his around the entire United States of America. Paul rode his bike for his kids with dyslexis and other learning differences. Paul has 8wishes — he’s hoping to earn $1,000,000 so that he can give 100 kids each $10,000 to use to go to college.
Would you be amazed to find out that a blog that was started on December 11th had 15,000 hits on December 15th? I know I was. That’s the kind of guy that Paul is. When he has a cause behind him, Paul makes sure that things are happening. We talked about what he had going on so far. He mentioned the letter from Governor Schwarzenegger, the support from Katie Couric, the Fox News Live Interview, the two times his MySPace site was Digg’d. Then he started listing his sponsors, a list that gets longer every day.
This young man knows how to get attention for the kids he’s working for.
Paul said that the money that he’s collecting will go to the Dyslexia Resource Center. We talked about the process for awarding scholarships. He said the process wouldn’t be fully revealed until the $1million was collected. I asled to see the page where the process was described. I couldn’t help, but make suggestions. He offered to let me edit. I took him up at his offer. It was nice to do things for the kids.
Paul is one guy who did all of the riding alone in the 8wishes videos. Despite his own dyslexia, Paul writes many of the blog posts and all of the personal emails. This is a man who is on a quest to help kids get to college. He’s one of the examples of people who make the most of this new medium to do something special.
One man, 10,000 miles, one bicycle. It’s a remarkable story.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
I’m just now starting to talk to bloggers. They’ve all been so generous.–Paul Sanchez
Stop by Paul’s Blog, 8wishes, and watch some videos!
Thanks, Paul, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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