This story is true and I need a place to say it. My name is Bryan Farabegoli, I got my first skate board in the late 70’s. Through skateboarding I met many of my life long friends. When I found out I had a brain tumor they instantly pulled together and had a benefit for me at Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Florida.
I went to Coco Beach with Buck Smith there I met Mike Rogers founder of “GRIND FOR LIFE”. A man that has fought cancer twice he has been a great help getting me through these tough times.
Roger Harrell told me about “REBATE” an organization that him and Steve Douglas were doing to help skaters in need. They acted quickly. Product donations were sent to Skatelab Jacksonville Beach where they were auctioned at the Old Mill Bowl Jam, awesome skating and a great time.
I am writing this to let everyone know that these organizations and skaters have helped me survive. They really are there for us. Please let all of us skaters do our part to help the next in need.
Along with these great organizations the American Cancer Society set me up with a ride to radiation five days a week for 6 weeks bringing me there, waiting with me, an taking me home. What a great heart all these people have!
All these things have made me a lucky man. To know that there are so many great people in this crazy world we live in.
Everyone’s generosity has meant so much.