So there’s this guy, James Roumeliotis, from Massachusetts.
He’s 25 years young, a software programmer, Guinness World Record holder, and he’s trying to make a difference in this world.
In 2007 James was inspired to help a friend’s mother who was diagnosed with Scleroderma.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Scleroderma; first off, the word means “hardening” (Sclero) and “skin” (derma). It’s a hardening of the skin.
But it doesn’t always stop at the skin. This autoimmune disease may affect sufferers’ organs. In such cases it can be deadly.
Celebrities like Bob Saget are active in the Scleroderma awareness community working hard to raise funds for Scleroderma Research. There is no known cure so it’s a serious battle.
One that James is doing his part to fight.
I met James several years ago while working for the same company. We’re did this interview to share his story about how he:
- Set a Guinness World Record
- Raised over $10,000 for Scleroderma Research
- Leverages the internet to help spread his message
- Landed on the Today Show
In the show, you’ll hear James referring to “we” and “us.” He’s relied on the volunteer efforts of close friends and family to pull his project together at Bounce To A Cure since its 2007 launch. He and I have been talking about the future of BTAC and I will now disclose that we’re discussing how I may be of help to him along his journey.
It’s a great cause and I believe in him.
So, if you’d like to connect with James, visit his site at BounceToACure.com where you’ll also find links to his Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube profiles. He’s an extreme pogo guy worth watching
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