After trying to become something she knew she wasn’t, Australian native Tanya Poppett decided to reward her body instead of punishing it. Her message: “the media’s got it wrong.”
We traveled over 2,000 miles with our partners at The Tyler Robinson Foundation and Imagine Dragons to capture a well deserved surprise for a family coping with the financial burden of a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Imagine Dragons and The Tyler Robinson Foundation helped more than 145 families in 2017 get back on their feet while facing pediatric cancer. This is one of those families.
Idalis grew up competing in track and field on Puerto Rico’s national team. After not being able to run because of a life threatening condition, she found a way to bounce back in a big way.
Lota, an ultra runner, hasn’t let 7 surgeries and his brain tumor growing back 3 times stop him from being a warrior and continuing the race. At only 10 years old, he is an example to all of the grit and determination it takes to overcome anything life throws at you. He now inspires hundreds of thousands of people all around the world to not give up the fight. You got this Lota!
-Produced in conjunction with Imagine Dragons and The Tyler Robinson Foundation.
After seeing someone being treated poorly in her school class in Sacramento, Leah decided to do something about it. She started a program called “Becuz I Care” that focuses on paying acts of kindness forward to others. Pretty impressive given that she is 5th grade and only 10 years old. Her pay it forward initiative is now sweeping the world. It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how young you are, you can still change the world. Her bracelets are now being shipped all around the world to people joining the cause.
From brain injuries, cerebral palsy, stroke, and even paralyzation, this team is comprised of people who have been told doing something like playing soccer would never be possible. Of course that didn’t stop any of them. How these men adapt, thrive, and compete at a high level.
Lota’s a big fan of Imagine Dragons. Just watch and you’ll see just what we are talking about. Lota was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 8. He’s since been through 7 surgeries and his tumor has grown back 3 times. Against all odds, Lota is a warrior and he and his family are embracing this fight. WE BELIEVE IN YOU LOTA! YOU GOT THIS! Join us and Imagine Dragons in supporting Lota and The Tyler Robinson Foundation. Slay Caner with Dragons!
At 23, Jeremy Rossmann dropped out of MIT and created a school with no grades, no tests, and no traditional homework. This non-traditional school is more competitive than Duke or Dartmouth with an acceptance rate of only 10%. The school is focused on building things as you would in the real world. Students give up formal education to gain real experience. See why these students drop out of prestigious universities.
Fathers are a lot of things, but to most of us, they are our heroes. Dads change over the years, but their love for us stays the same. Love you Dad. Share this post tagging the dads that mean so much to you.