Last week, I wrote about donating some money to help homeless women and children. Even though it was a small amount of money, it felt good.
Today, I’d like to ask you to join me in helping me raise some money for autism.
I know, you have all your charity money planned for. I’m the same way. This is the rare exception, where I’m changing my plans and allocating some more money.
The Story Behind the Cause
Sometime in 2016, I got sued by Le-vel for my Thrive Review. My review was harsh, but Truth in Advertising’s were worse in my opinion the first one and the follow up. Anyway, Truth in Advertising has high-powered lawyers and I’m just your average private citizen.
When I spread the news about Le-Vel’s harassment, Lauren Sprouse reached out to me to help. It was amazing because I had tried to find a first amendment lawyer in Texas and everyone wanted tens of thousands up front. With her help and the firm she worked for MZF Law Firm, we were able to beat Le-Vel. The internet can now not only read my review, but hundreds of others in the comments.
Lauren reached out to me a couple of weeks ago. She’s planning to run the London Marathon as part of the Run for Autism team. This was around the time when London terrorist attacks were still fresh in everyone’s mind. And Boston Marathon terrorist attacks will always be on my mind. Finally, I first started writing about MLM in part because salespeople were making ridiculous unsubstantiated claims such as MonaVie cures autism. I had a long back and forth with a parent in those comments and his argument amounted to, “I have to try everything.” (That parent was one of the few people to come back to the blog and say how silly his argument was.)
It’s hard to not feel for people in that position. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’m fortunate enough to not be in that position. MonaVie did a billion in sales and when the pyramid imploded was foreclosed upon for only $15 million. If only we could have aimed that billion dollars directly at autism. Surely that would do a lot of good, right?
The past is in the past. We probably can’t raise a billion dollars anyway. However, together we can do something small that may really help fight autism in a way that MonaVie couldn’t.
Lauren has set up a donation page here.
To encourage you to give whatever you can, I’ll match the first $250 that comes in. Just leave a comment here of how much you donated and your name. Trust me, giving will feel good.
Shelia RaineyKnox says
Home Depot’s “free water test” isn’t what I would call a scam, but it is definitely a sales pitch. We were lucky they didn’t show up the first time when we bought our refrigerator. We just replaced our dishwasher and that triggered another series of phone calls until we finally relented and agreed to the home test. I THOUGHT HE WOULD NEVER LEAVE!! He got here at 2 pm and I finally had to tell him his visit was turning into an intrusion because we were not buying anything. He knew this because I told him 3 times after he had been here 30 minutes. The way I am, if someone tries to hard sell me, I get super stubborn and refuse to buy. In fact, I have turned around and bought the same thing from a competitor. I HATE SALES PEOPLE!!!!!