Oh no, I just realized I sounded just like my parents! Or worse, my grandparents! Am I really that old?
Back in my day, sigh, TheChive.com was an up and coming website full of funny pictures. (I had even submitted a family photo in which my brother is licking my uncle's head…don’t ask.) It was ran by, what I assumed to be, college frat guys because you could also find pictures of hot women scattered all over the site. :D
It is still a website in which you can go to and see funny pictures, as well as pictures of hot women, but it no longer stops there. “WHAT STARTED AS A BLOG HAS TURNED INTO A GLOBAL MOVEMENT.”
Under the “WHO WE ARE” section, they describe themselves as such:
“Chivers everywhere are coming together to become the greatest community of sexy creatures, generous misfits and crazy hooligans to come through the net.”
“Whether it’s raising money for charity, putting a smile on a stranger’s face, or simply meeting up to grab a beer, Chive Nation is an online community doing amazing things both online and offline.”
Okay, so what does that have to do with Power for Parker? Well settle down, and I’ll tell you!
Graham Morris, the owner of Chive on Iowa (the state run chapter for theChive.com), sent me an email. The email stated that he had been following Parker’s story and was impressed with Parker’s level of courage and his ability to keep a smile on his face. Because of his bravery and determination, Chive on Iowa would like Parker to receive national recognition. They also want to help by making Parker one of their honorary beneficiaries and asked if they could dedicate their upcoming event to him!
But wait, this sounds too good to be true, right? I’m a bit skeptical…but then he says,
Hey, watch these clips:
Well crap. Now I’m crying. Thanks a lot Graham.
You weren’t lying when you said Chivers are “some of the most caring and hardworking individuals you will ever meet.”
Obviously I know my son is amazing. However, it’s overwhelming when somebody else acknowledges it. Now take that overwhelming feeling and multiply it by 117% and that’s how I feel at this moment. Out of this world!
So let me tell you about the event in which Parker will be the beneficiary for. It’s May 2nd at Hazzard County Saloon in Cedar Rapids from 7pm-2am. That’s right, ya’ll! They’re going country! So show up to this amazing event, dedicated to this amazing kid named Parker. I mean come on…how can you decline after Graham explains, “We know how to throw back on the weekends and have a great time, all in the name of charity.”?
You can check out the event at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/436045623230613/ (Event Link)
And support the Chive on Iowa here:
https://www.facebook.com/ChiveOnIowa (Page Link)
If you’re feeling really awesome, see what else you can do here:
To Graham and his fellow Chivers:
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Not only for making Parker a beneficiary, but for recognizing his courage and determination. During dark times like these, it’s people like you who are the rays of sunshine through the clouds. You make getting through tough times like this possible. You are why we are able to smile an extra smile. You give us hope. You inspire greatness. You inspire us to be kinder, do more for others, and have fun while doing it! Thank you, and CHIVE ON!
I still can't believe this is real...