Everest For August

I have another Man Crush Everyday today. His name is Darryn August. Darryn has restored my faith in humankind. He is my hero.

Darryn August

Darryn August

Darryn was on a train, on his way to his job, where he runs a football program, for at risk youth. Nine men got onto the carriage, and held that part of the train hostage, robbing passengers. When they began to harass a heavily pregnant woman, Darryn stood up and tried to talk them out of it. Unfortunately, he was beaten down with a crowbar. When he tried to get up, he was stabbed in the head. He was then thrown off the moving train, where he hit a tree, instantly breaking his spine. Darryn survived, but now, he may never walk again. 😦

Graeme Dale Kuys is doing an Everest Ride to raise funds for Darryn, to assist with his recovery and to show support for his bravery. Check out “Everest For August” here.

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