I heard about the Whiskers for Wishes contest just after I shaves off my epic beard. Not to worry, I shaved it because I am going to be a firefighter again and that means a killer moustache. Two years ago, I severely injured my shoulder at a fire. I was in physical therapy for a year and gained back most of my strength. Although I can't do interior firefighting , I can be an Exterior Support Firefighter. Vermont needs Exterior Firefighters more than ever. Rural towns are having great difficulties keeping their volunteer departments fully manned.
Firefighters love kids as much as we love the Fourth of July and Christmas. Having kids come and climb on our trucks are some of the best times we have. We also get to escort our young teams into town when the bring the trophies home. We have the town in our stations for barbeques, parades and classes of all kinds. It gets very special for us when we get to participate in Make a Wish events. Escorting someone to their wish or putting them in a parade, being a part of a Wish is just about why we are Firefighters. I hope that all my friends and brother firefighters will support Make-A-Wish Vermont and Vermont's wish kids. Your donation will get me that much closer to being a top fundraiser and an invite to participate in the in-person event at ArtsRiot on March 16th. Jonathan Goldsmith, the original Most Interesting Man in the World, will be a guest judge and I have to have the chance to tell him my Most Interesting Beard Story! So give to this chin full of win, and know that, even if I don't make that top fundraising category, every dollar we raise will grant wishes! #alreadywinning