When Jeffrey Brown’s brother Mike broke his back he was left with no feeling from his belly button down. This was the cruelest blow for keen surfer Mike.
Far from letting his injury get in the way of his favourite pastime, Mike is now keen to get back in the hunt for the perfect barrel. And brother Jeffrey is doing all he can to help, by raising funds for a special surfboard that will enable Mike to get back in the surf for Christmas.
Perth-based Jeffrey has held a pool party fundraiser and set up a Givealittle cause page so Mike’s supporters and blog readers can chip in. He also set up a Facebook page – always a good idea when you want to maximise the online fundraising potential.
Mike’s cause was picked up by a couple of mates who became Charity Champions and dedicated their Movember efforts to getting him back on a board.
“It’s amazing what people can do,” says Jeffrey of the support his brother is receiving.
And any surfer will appreciate how stoked Mike will be to get back in the water some time soon. Catch up with Mike’s progress on his blog - it is really inspirational reading!
Jeffrey’s cause is a perfect example of someone stepping up to give a loved one a Bigger Gift this year. Who would you step up to help?