Things are going well for us here at The Isaac Foundation. We are in the midst of planning our RUN FOR ISAAC! event at the National Capital Race in Ottawa again this year and are beginning to invite celebrities to our Golf Tournament, which will take place in June again at the Rivendell Golf Course in Verona, Ontario. In addition, we are in preliminary talks to host a gala event in Cobourg sometime this summer or fall! I hope to get some more information on the website sometime this weekend.
I thought I would take to our blog to write a quick defense of John Mayer, someone that I have grown to respect for the kind, caring, and compassionate person that he truly is.
I don’t care what Playboy Magazine writes about the man, and I don’t care what John says to the journalists that write what they do about him. In America, it’s all part of the game - get in People Magazine, light up the blogosphear, stay relevant - end of story.
I recognize that John plays the game better than most because he’s one of the most written about celebrities on the planet. I know he has said things that turn people off. I know he’s said things that make him sound like someone you would never want your children around - ever. But I also know the person that he truly is and the good things he tries to accomplish with the celebrity status he’s achieved.
Although I’m clearly a biased individual, the wonderful things he has done for my son Isaac stand out as some of his best charitable work. And I feel that he does it out of a true love for our son and the hope to help us find a cure for him. The genuine time he gives him during his stops here in Canada, the warm reception he gives Isaac each time he sees him, and the special way he makes my son feel is something that I will always appreciate the man for.
And for Ellen and I, the feeling of hope he gives us and the feeling that we are making a real difference on the road to finding a cure for Isaac is all that matters. Write what you want about John, think what you will, but before you hand down your verdict on what kind of person he really is, please consider the good he has done in his life.
I’m typing this away as I snuggle up with the boys. They had a fun day at the hospital, came home and made John a Valentine to give him on Sunday. They are looking forward to seeing John at his concert in Toronto. A few minutes ago I asked Isaac to tell me three words he would use to describe John and he responded “Nice, Friendable, and Loveable”. Print that bloggers, and give John his fair shake.
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