Thank you Madison #stopbullying

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A huge shout out to Madison Crandell – she received this award at school today for integrity, respect, and kindness. She is the young lady that intervened and went and told the principal when Isaiah was being assaulted. She is a little peanut but she stood up for what is right and our family is so proud if her. Thank you Madison for being such a wonderful young lady with great values. We LOVE you. I would appreciate if you would all leave words of encouragement in a comment below, because she has been bullied since this incident.




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Thank you for your Support ~ #RideforIsaiah #Stopbullying

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I want to start out and thank every single person that has shown our family love and support during this difficult time. As many of you know, our son, Isaiah, was the boy who was bullied at McCord Jr. High. What he endured was beyond brutal. You can read the story – HERE.  As you can imagine, this took its toll on Isaiah, but I am so humbled to say that Travelers MC reached out to us shortly after it happened and asked if we would be interested in them doing a Ride for Isaiah to bring awareness to bullying. It was a way to say, we, the community, will not take this any longer. Through all of this, we have met some of the most amazing people. These bikers have come alongside our family and loved us.

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They have encouraged Isaiah and to see how he used to hold his head low and was completely desponded to seeing him now, is amazing. That is because he realizes he is not alone in this. There are people that care about him and there are people that are saying, enough is enough. He feels like he “belongs” and that is something he has struggled with because of all the bullying. What these bikers did for him is beyond amazing. When Isaiah first endured this, we told him God had something BIG in store for him. We did not know what that was, but we knew God would not allow him to go through this without being glorified. We said this will be turned into good and it has been. You see, it doesn’t matter how rough and tough people think bikers are, because I am here to tell you, they have some of the BIGGEST hearts.

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They, were some of the first people to tell Isaiah he was not alone. That is huge when we see these BIG men/women come alongside you knowing you are not alone. I cannot think of anyone I would rather have beside me, then these people. We know God has BIG things in store for Isaiah and we know the BEST is yet to come. We cannot thank all of you enough for the love and encouragement you have given to Isaiah as well as Jamie and myself. We feel like we are part of the “biker community” and we feel so blessed. As the bikers were coming in, Isaiah was at the registration tablet shaking each of their hands thanking them for coming out and supporting it. It was very moving.
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This goes to show you that “stereotyping” people limits our ability to see others as they truly are. We are told to LOVE Everyone, not only those that “look like us” or those that “have the same interest as us”. It is amazing when we Love others just what God does. This “biker community” has saved Isaiah’s life and that means more than they will ever know. It is time to put down our “stereotypes” of people and just start showing love and acceptance. Mark 2:15-17 “While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Preacher did a prayer before they headed out and it was so moving.

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Also, Martin Luther King Jr said “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that.” I want to thank all of you that came out today, donated, or prayed over this event, because of all of you, our son has hope again. Because of you showing a light, the darkness is disappearing. Because of you, he is full of joy.  Here is a video of the ride – CLICK HERE.  Also, on Friday, Isaiah’s last day of school, they will be taking him to school – not sure of the number yet, but there should be many. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We are humbled and love each and every one of you.

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Today was a very emotional day for me but one moment touched me so much! Isaiah was presented with this gift – this bike! The LOVE that was put in it is beyond belief. Isaiah asked to speak and he thanked everyone for coming and supporting him. When he walked off the stage I knew he was ready to breakdown. The tears started flowing uncontrollably! He was flooded with emotions.

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He told me and Jamie when we got home that he just couldn’t believe how much he mattered to everyone and that bike, boy oh boy, means so much to him. The LOVE that was shown today by so many was humbling. Hugs asked us if it was okay if he prayed/blessed the bike. Yes, please :-)

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Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!! Here is a thank-you video Isaiah made – Click here

GOD IS GOOD. . .ALL THE TIME!!




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WE NEED YOUR HELP ~ Ride for Isaiah – Let’s Come Together and Stomp Out Bullying!!

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As most of you know our son, Isaiah, was the victim of bullying/assault. This has actually been an ongoing problem since second grade and recently made national attention at McCord Jr. High.  To read more about it – CLICK HERE   

We are so humbled and excited to share that May 21st, 2016, the Travelers MC is proudly hosting with the support of Warriors for Children and other area motorcycle clubs the first escorted Ride for Isaiah. <—–Please be sure to click the link and register to attend)   This is an escorted ride to support bullying awareness.

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The Ride is $10/rider and $5/passenger.  All proceeds to benefit Warriors for Children and Young Men and Women for Change. 

Registration begins at 11 am and Kickstands up at noon

There will be a Party immediately following the escorted run. We would LOVE to see EVERYONE in our community come out and support this cause.  Think of the impact to see 100s of people taking a stance against something that almost every family has been a victim to.  

Entertainment, food, 50/50 drawings, silent auctions, door prizes, and MUCH, MUCH more so plan on making a day of it.  Also, if you do please be sure to take pics and use the hashtag‪#‎rideforisaiah‬ ‪#‎stopbullying‬ It is so cool to sit back and watch the good that can come when we all join together :-)

We are still in need of food items and items that will be raffled off, plus money for the bounce house.  If you can help, please CLICK HERE to sign up for food items: 

If you are able to make a monetary donation, please go to miraclechristmas.com and click on the donate button on the right-hand sidebar.  Thanks for considering.  

 

 




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