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Rotary Presentation

My first platform appearance is complete! This past Thursday I had the pleasure of being Waseca Rotary's guest speaker. It was a little bumpy, but I've found that my first platform presentation always has its quirks. Now that I have the first one under my belt, I know my next presentation can only go that much better. I also had the opportunity to share my Facebook experiment with them. Last week I uploaded the picture to the left. The sign says, "I'm talking to students about Internet safety and how quickly a photo can be seen by lots of people. If you are reading this please click 'like' and 'share.' Thanks!!" Over the next week, I received over 350 shares, and the number is still growing.

National Pancake Day

I've always been a huge advocate for the breakfast for dinner movement. This evening, Megan and I volunteered at the Burnsville iHop for the National Pancake Day fundraiser. Every year on March 8th, iHop restaurants celebrate the holiday by giving out a free short-stack of pancakes to every customer who walks through their doors between 7am and 7pm. In return for their free stack of pancakes, customers are encouraged to make a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 2006, the fundraiser has raised over $20 million dollars to support CMN hospitals. This event is truly incredible...not to mention delicious. It may have been 7:05 when we got our table, but we were still treated

Kaden's Benefit #KeepFighting

This is Kaden Peirce. At just 8 years old, Kaden has been diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and a brainstem glioma. Kaden's episodes occur once a month and last 3-5 days. Needless to say, this kid is tough. It's kids like Kaden that remind me that God gave me two hands, one for helping myself, and the other for helping others. The community of Waseca amazed me once again by literally packing the legion with family, friends, and strangers all in hopes of making Kaden's fight a little easier. Funds were raised through a silent auction, a live auction, a bake sale, and carnival games and will help Kaden and his family with medical, traveling expenses, and lost time at work. Just before en

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