Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 4:34PM
Ever since our launch of The Wunder Project a couple of weeks ago, life has gotten even more exciting for your buddy WunderGlo. Emails and meetings and conference calls have all increased in frequency, our film has reached nearly 10,000 views on YouTube, and our Harlem Shake video is about to break a million. Our website is gorgeous, our pitch materials are being made as I type, and I’m just about ready to start reaching out to corporations and other heavy hitters about joining our ranks. On top of that, we’re getting a lot of media attention. Phone interviews (one of them resulted in this article from SHAPE magazine: www.shape.com/blogs/shape-your-life/lesson-fighting-your-life) have been plentiful, and we’ve secured TV segments on not one but two major networks. One segment was filmed on Thursday and Friday of this week (and at chemo on Monday). The other one is LIVE television (on this coming Thursday morning), and I’m flying to New York for it on Tuesday. Yes, you read that right. Chemo on Monday, flying to New York on Tuesday, live television on Thursday. And after live television, a couple of interviews for print media. It’s safe to say that we are cookin’, with no signs of stopping. (And in case you are curious about the TV shows/networks, etc., just know that I'll spill the beans on all of that when we're given the green light to do so.) In the midst of all of the craziness, I’ve made sure to take many moments throughout each day to take some deep breaths and give thanks for what I have and what we’re doing with The Wunder Project. It’s a highly improbable turn that my life has taken, but I am truly happy, contented, and satisfied with my life and the path that I’m on. I know that this whole cancer-killing adventure is much bigger than just defeating the silly mixed-up disease in my body. It isn’t just about changing my life, but changing the lives of others. It’s not just about my treatment, but about changing the way we approach cancer research and treatment for everyone, and from now on. It’s about saving lives. It’s about sparking the hope and confidence within all of our hearts that we can do the unthinkable: we can CURE cancer. It’s like climbing the highest mountain or running the longest race, but it can be done. It can be done. And it will be done. Much of The Wunder Project’s success rests on my shoulders. I am the engineer of this thing and I need to lead this movement, recruit thousands and thousands of people to believe in our cause, and raise millions upon millions of dollars. It sounds daunting, but it’s really not. It’s about communicating our ideas, sharing our passion and our story, and convincing people that we are for real. I am certainly for real. Dr. Lenz is, too. And so is our medical team. Together, we’re determined to change the world for the better. And, day by day, the world is finding out about us.