It's been a great year for the growth of DestinyMaker.
On January 1st 2008 I announced my route for the 3rd annual cross country ride. This ride was to be my longest to date. It also turned out to be the most difficult.
Also in January, Nyle and I were invited by the National Epilepsy Foundation to attend their 2008 Speak out conference. This would be held at the end of March just 4 weeks before I would go to Denver to begin this year's bike ride.
In March, Nyle and I attended the conference and had a great time. The learning experience for Nyle was invaluable. He had to deliver a message to Senate staff and Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz. He hit a home run. We also had the honor to walk with the Congresswoman who was kind enough to take a photo with Nyle with the Capital building in the back ground.
In the Spring issue of Healthy Living Magazine they did a article on DestinyMaker which was read by millions. This was the largest distribution of any press so far.
Sacha Sackett gives destinymaker permission to use his song "Stuck in the Sunset" for the 2008 destinymaker video.
At the end of April I started my 2008 ride and went west to Moab, Utah south to Phoenix, west to Malibu, North on the PCH crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. I went North into Oregon, Washington. I crossed into Canada just North of Seattle. I then went East when I arrived back into the US at International Falls, Minn. I crossed Michigan. Back into Canada I went to Toronto. Back to America at Niagara Falls. There I went south all the way home to Aventura. 8100 miles in 81 days.
In Calgary I received a medal for my efforts in raising awareness.
During physical rest for nearly 2 months I opened the destinymaker facebook page. In a few months I have sent out hundreds of messages and articles on other families and research. I'm proud of the work done here and I will continue the group for years to come.
In September the 2008 DestinyMaker Video was released.
In October I announced I would attempt a 24 hour bike ride raising Epilepsy awareness not by mile but by hour. What am I thinking? Riders in Countries around the world will join biking one hour while I ride 24.
In November I was contacted by the Epilepsy Genome Project to help raise awareness on their research which could unlock the mysteries of Epilepsy. In January I will fly to San Fran and meet their team.
December 1st I started my training program for the 24 hour event. In the 3 weeks of training I feel as if I am ready for the challenge.
Mid December Nyle had an operation to fix his right foot and all is deemed a success. Nyle came home and is doing great.
At the end of December I found out that all paperwork to form the destinymaker charity will be submitted in early January of 2009 and pending State approval I will reach the dream of that goal.
The destinymaker web site has now recorded hits from 60 Countries and close to 2000 cities.
It's been a great year but there is much still to do and I will triple my efforts to bring attention to the world about Epilepsy.
Go to www.destinymaker.org for more information.
Nyle and I wish you a Happy New Year!!!!!
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Monday, December 29, 2008
It's been a great year for the growth of DestinyMaker.
Posted by Aaron at 8:39 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
These tough economic times are difficult especially during the holiday season. There are many people looking for ways to get fast cash. In Aventura there are many jewelry stores selling items at great prices. However, if you go online you can discover some great deals for gold online and diamonds. This is not the only way gold and diamonds have been selling in a troubled market.
There are many gold buyers in Aventura, Sunny Isles, Hallandale, and these buyers buy gold for cash on the spot. This is a great way to get some extra cash and empty out your old gold jewelry and diamond jewelry. In order to find the best price for gold in Aventura you should do research and educate yourself about the daily prices at goldprice.org. This site will update you when trying to buy and sell gold.
These prices should be the same when you are selling or buying gold in Dade County or Broward County. The price of gold is the same all over the world, right now many believe it to be the only true currencey. Buying gold in Aventura is a booming market, so search out that trusted gold buyer and avoid craigslist ads and other questionable web ads.
Stay educated in Aventura when buying and selling gold. Read the full article about gold and diamond jewelry sales in Aventura explaining how to find a gold buyer.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In the midst of a world economic crisis, millions of families will be challenged in ways that can cause significant negative effects to their lives. As a Marriage and Family Therapist here in South Florida, economic stress is one of the main reasons why a couple or family will initiate therapy with me. In fact, Viktor Gecas, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology at Purdue University notes that “research shows that this kind of stress can lead to changes in family members and in family dynamics, such as husbands becoming irritable and wives becoming depressed, as well as more extreme problems such as mental health issues, alcoholism, drug abuse and family violence.”
How we learn to cope with this present situation is based on the resources that we have access to. Families that were already struggling before the present crisis may be hit the hardest. The friends and family members that they usually can count of in times of need may also be affected by their own economic woes.
Wasser continues to explain this issue in greater detail in his full article about economic crisis and the family - visit the link to read on. Please spread the word and pass it on. This is very helpful in a time of need for most people.
Posted by Aaron at 7:58 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
There are many local florists in Aventura FL, but when you don't have time buy flowers online and they'll deliver to 33180 or the Aventura, Sunny Isles surrounding areas. These Aventura florists are great for flower gifts to friends and family. The last time I bought flowers it was a quick decision on the way home from work. It would have been much easier to call a flower shop in Aventura and have that florist deliver the flowers.
Almost all florists in Aventura and Sunny Isles provide home delivery. There's another easy way to get flowers delivered to any Aventura location - order flowers online. This is the easiest way to make sure you have flowers when the time demands it.
Think about it, a local flower shop is a vital part of any city - everyone needs a place to buy flowers. When you don't have the time order flowers online. Aventura is no exception and Aventura florists are located all around the City for your flower needs. To find out more about ordering flowers online in Aventura visit this article about Aventura florists.
Posted by Aaron at 2:18 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
Recently, there was a post about Henri Bendel in Aventura. This famous shop from New York City is now here in Aventura Mall. Here's a small excerpt from the article posted a few days ago.
"The famed New York boutique specialty store is finally open in the Aventura Mall. As of this weekend, the best place to scope out the newest in fashion will be at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard. Amongst the pricey pieces you can’t find anywhere else, are brands like Rafe handbags, Paula Dorf and YSL cosmetics, Rebecca Minkoff accessories, Alex and Ani charm bracelets, and of course their own line of just about everything you need to look and feel great this season."
Henri Bendel Aventura Mall is now open and here to stay. Read more about Henri Bendel Aventura Mall