Check out our newest KarmaLaunch Hero – Chris Leamy! A regular New Yorker, a hard worker and a musician for the love of it, had his life changed one day in April on the subway. A lady sat on the subway asking for change, like she had done day after day. She saw Chris’s guitar slung over his shoulder as he traveled and nodded her head towards him saying, “This would be much easier with that”. Chris exited the subway and went about his journey but her words continued to stay with him, the gears in his head started to turn. Continue reading “Chris Leamy, the man behind the #HePlaysForMe movement.”
Author: Becky T
Meet Mikyla! She fell in love with basketball when she was in the 5th grade, she’s been passionate ever since. The competitive nature of the sport allows Mikyla to continuously hone her skills while learning from others. She credits her longtime coach Lonnie who has taught her everything she knows about the game of basketball. Continue reading “Team USA Basketball”
We’ve all seen flooding caused by natural events such as tropical storms and hurricanes, even in areas with built-in flood protection. However, more recently we are seeing flash-flooding in areas not historically hit by storms, so areas are unprepared to handle a sudden deluge of water. This is caused by low pressure systems moving throughout the south and dumping torrential rainfall throughout many southern cities, most notably in Louisiana. Continue reading “Louisiana Flood Fundraiser”
What an exciting weekend we had! KarmaLaunch was honored to be part of the Boys and Girls Club Cleanup in Pacifica California. The Boys and Girls Club is a safe place for kids to learn and grow, build relationships and character, all while helping their community. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those in need to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. One way in which they fulfill their mission is through community service and donating time to keep their clubhouse clean and well cared for.
Meet Harley a one year old golden retriever that loves to people watch at the park and eat as much peanut butter as his mom will allow. Harley has the most loving family that will do absolutely everything to ensure his health and happiness. That is why it was so hard to learn that Harley was diagnosed with a luxating patella in his right knee 3 months ago. A luxating patella means that any physical movement of his knee and his kneecap will dislocate.
Harley hasn’t been able to run, jump, swim or even walk without issues. That was until his family decided to go through with a very expensive surgery to repair his right knee. While the surgery went well it took a toll on Harley and his mom. Harley was in a lot of pain after surgery and required 24 hour care, the emotional strain has affected everyone. As Harley began getting better his family noticed he began limping on his left leg.
They were relieved when the vet said it was only inflammation around his growth plate. However even after treating him for an inflamed left knee, his limp only got worse. After more x-rays and tests the vet had less than positive news; Harley had a grade 3 luxating patella in his left knee. Harley needs surgery again, in less than a month after his first one.
The emotional and financial strain Harley’s family has endured the past three months has been very hard. With Harley’s family is still trying to pay for his first surgery he is already scheduled for his second one.
Harley’s mom needs heros today to help get her one year old puppy back. She has created a shirt “Harley Supporters Unite” that can be purchased for $13 at KarmaLaunch. All the proceeds will go towards Harley and his road to recovery. Harley’s Mom created this shirt to show people that they are heros, they are helping to save her family and they should know that they are making a difference in her life and saving Harley’s.
Who’s your best animal friend? Comment below and share their stories.
California has long known the high possibility of widespread fires throughout the state in Summer. Due to the mild weather year round there tends to be much more sun than rain which is why people flock to California.
The past few years in the sunshine state have been in a drought, a very severe drought and despite all citizens water saving actions ranging between 18-24% reduction in water usage, they still don’t have enough water.
The extreme drought has not only brought desolate farmland and brown lawns, it has left forests dead or dying with plenty of kindling to help feed fires. Since the beginning of 2016 CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service has responded to over 2,000 fires in the state.
As of June 26th the 2016 largest fire in California is Erskine Fire in Kern County burning more than 45,000 acres with only 40% containment. The Erskine Fire is only one of nine fires currently burning in California and the number of homes and communities burned continue to rise.
As we watch the fires burn we continue to see the men and women who work tirelessly to save lives, homes and communities pulled away from their homes and loved ones. The firefighters of California give so much to the state and are in constant need of assistance. Not only do we want to thank them for their service but we want to continue to spread awareness of their needs.
Check out the 2016 California Firefighters Support t-shirt at KarmaLaunch, the proceeds of the shirts go to California Firefighters and are used for food, shelter and equipment as the battle between men and nature rages on. Do your part to support by getting a t-shirt, conserving water and being smart when it comes to fire.
What are your tips for conserving water? Comment below, I’d love to hear what you do!