One of the most incredible weeks of my life without a doubt…
I had an absolutely unbelievable time in Russia. The experience was super humbling. It’s been awhile since my last personal soccer ball delivery, so traveling to Moscow during the 2018 World Cup was a refreshing and meaningful experience.
The ball recipients this time were beautiful kids living with Cancer, Down syndrome, and various forms of mental illness. We also spent time at a location outside of Moscow where the kids were either deaf or hearing impaired. Because they weren’t able to fully speak, their smiles and laughter said it all.
Every opportunity with Charity Ball is special. However, this delivery in particular was extraordinary. The vibes after each delivery were so surreal. It was like I was being lead to discover what life is really about. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine and forget about everything outside your own personal world. But these deliveries served as a reminder to me that my concerns and interests are so trivial. There is a whole planet full of kids and people who are hurting and struggling to make it day-to-day. Our job, or my job at least, is to realize that they can be celebrated, helped, and empowered if I take the chance to get beyond my fleeting cognitive intentions and commit to action.
Chapter 3: Journey to Moscow 🇷🇺
Feat. Vladimir pic.twitter.com/euQghHgrsK
— Ethan King (@ethan_king5) July 9, 2018
Chapter 4: Journey to Moscow 🇷🇺 Lots of pics coming through this afternoon. Stay tuned 👀#ReasonToBelieve pic.twitter.com/L2i1Yl3ZSX — Ethan King (@ethan_king5) July 10, 2018
Chapter 5: Journey to Moscow 🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/WqSlJKA93u
— Ethan King (@ethan_king5) July 12, 2018
The Final Chapter: Journey to Moscow 🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/Ts0RvhiEOL — Ethan King (@ethan_king5) July 14, 2018
I want to give a quick shoutout to Continental Tire and the following people for helping us put together this amazing project:
Also thanks to Alexandra Holland and Natalya Pavlova from Johnson & Johnson for helping with delivery logistics.
Finally, I want to say a big THANK YOU to those of you who support our work. It means the world to have your backing. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you.
The Reason To Believe campaign is still LIVE and I’m working to secure the remaining $18K. It would mean the world to have your financial support so we can continue to bring hope to kids across the planet. Donate here.