Most Americans don’t have $500 to cover an unexpected emergency, and unexpected emergencies always cost more than $500. They can destroy you financially and crush you spiritually.
That's where Still Kickin comes in. We're a nonprofit organization founded by Nora McInerny and Lindsay Wenner that helps awesome people going through awful things. Inspired by Minneapolis designer (and all-around awesome dude) Aaron Purmort’s life, death and favorite t-shirt, we give a no-strings-attached financial grant to a new "Still Kickin Hero" each month.
Some of our recent Heroes include:
Marissa Xicotencatl, a young woman who, after a debilitating tumor returned for a fourth time, made the difficult decision to amputate her leg.
Andi Emmett, a gun violence survivor who became the sole financial provider for her family after her stepfather attempted to kill her.
Justin Drapinski, a wheelchair hockey league superstar with a neurodegenerative disease fighting for his right to potentially life-saving medical treatment.
The Still Kickin FeMNist Team has been put together just for the Women Run the Cities race. The original #FeMNist design was one of the last designs Aaron gifted this world before he died in 2014. (Because yes, dudes can be feMNists too.)
The money you raise will help us keep this organization of ours running and help us continue to #HelpAHumanOut.
Video by Maribeth Romslo