What is it that you are passionate about? What is it that you would go to the ends of the earth to accomplish? My name is Edward Rodriguez and I am an Army veteran (82nd Airborne). I want to share with you the project I am very passionate about.
Life can be a challenge for many of us and I am no different. I am facing stage 4 Colon Cancer and I choose to believe that I am in a dance with cancer, not fighting it, I am on the upswing and my health is improving and I am in the process of rebuilding my life. I am living my dream of helping others to find hope and passion in life. Life helps us to move forward when we see opportunities and hope, instead of obstacles. I have experienced this myself and I know what it takes to find the opportunities!
One night in 2006 I had a cerebral hemorrhage and the doctor’s predicted I would die that night. This occurred four months after my daughter passed away from complications from a moped accident. I fell into a depression; I lost my smile, my happiness and my drive for life. In 2007 I promised myself that I would share my smile with 10 million people in my life time. To aid me in my recovery and to help make a difference in the world around me, I created “The Smile and Wave Project”. In 2011 my drive to share 10 million smiles was so strong that I walked 2,000 miles, from FL to NY, in 277 days. I looked beyond the smile and put “Happiness in Action”! My walk was a huge success and then I wrote the book about my journey “10 Million Smiles from FL to NY”, which has gotten amazing reviews on Amazon.
Dancing with cancer has shown me that I now have a new mission ahead of me, and that is to lead by example and to demonstrate how to take life “Beyond theSmile” and create “Happiness in Action”. I will be traveling across the country conducting seminars, book signings, and speeches. I will drive into cities and towns, interacting with people one on one.
When taking on a project of this magnitude there are many moving parts and having had the experience of walking up the southeast coast for 277 days, I know how to maximize the impact that this will have for everyone involved. I am reaching out to you to invite you to become a co-creator in this powerful project. Together we will reach out and impact the lives of many people that are struggling to bring meaning and direction into their own lives.
I am working with a Non-Profit, 501c3, Strategic Business Institute.org I am not asking for a monetary donation. All I am asking is for you to do is to fill a needed space in this project. One of the many things needed for this project is a van to transport all of the video equipment, clothes, books, your brochures/pamphlets/products for handouts etc. I am trading up with people until I can trade into the van that will help me to accomplish my mission. I would love to talk with you further and work with you on this much needed endeavor.
My contact info is: Edward Rodriguez: Phone: 561-506-4607 Email: TheSmileAndWaveProject@gmail.com
Thank you again and keep smiling, Edward Rodriguez Here are some photos of things I have to trade.