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The hello. Welcome. It's time to join Dorothy Wilhelm who had this very minute is swimming upstream because it isn't crowded there. This new show is for people who want to break away from the ordinary and live as if it mattered. Let's get going Dorothy gets crabby. If you keep waiting. Well, this is Dorothy Wilhelm. Ed, we are swimming upstream. Once again, we keep doing that. You remember the idea of swimming upstream, is it isn't crowded there? And you meet people you wouldn't meet anywhere else. And today are very special guest is, but and I've just realized I don't even know how to pronounce your last name recoil regionally. I wasn't. I had two letters. Right. That's what what more could anybody want regionally? Okay. And we have a very special story for you. Because. Bud was he was with us last month. But we are continuing to follow his story of getting acquainted with his new best friend end employee. Wrigley Brickley Wrigley. Tell me a little bit about Wrigley for those. That can't say not everybody can see and speaking to speak into their. Is extra large. Great. Dane, yes. He is former all he's about five years old and within a month like she said became my employees, and my best friend, and will when you when you require maybe we should say a little about why you require the service. Yeah. Being amputee of but Caen walking on a plus stay above the neom of. Where prosthetic is. A must for me to get around. But it's it could be dangerous when I first became empty the first time that try to walk a reds risk because my balance and before I. Was offered this service dog when I walk I walk onto ping would my backward. Malate with hurts now with him we walk normally anyone out. There would do we take steps forward? And it just it changed my life. I don't regret I have is get one a year ago. I I waited a long, but she's been great. What happens in case? There are people out there that don't know what do you have to do to get a search son while one you you applied through different? There's a lot of organizations that do charity work they trained odds. For certain aspects of service. It could be train of blunt BMC people that are blind. It was hard for me to find a dog was tall enough because my hind that would do stability and mobility when I walk at I searched for year at finally found him in a rescue. They were the people that had him inside to get a puppy. And so I had a chance to and that's why last month once here do you bring the dog, and they train him or do you pick him up on trade? He he had ninety percent strain was done on people had it before the person Linda will chair donate Bosa tax. So he would be there by site that way, he never been with somebody that's nappy t- before. And but he had knowledge he had training. So it took only about four days, and it all clicked, and it was compared to my son has a great game. And and she is totally different. She just plays polls. You. My daughter and her husband had several great Baynes than I do like the much because you know, they would come in and put their head on the table into cutter watch, you know, he's good. He did a keynote speech three weeks ago in Kwan's club in a restaurant. I was a little is a little hard. And he, you know, he knew his training relate by next to me is I was up to speaking people were heating it. You know, he did his job. He knew what he was doing anchor it treats in my pocket. So he does when he lays down he gets a treat and it when he does things will. And you're telling me that now that you got tell me a little more about how he affects your ability to balance because well before I had when I would want my back with look bad because I was always pushing my mental out. So I could kick this lay. Now, it won't just do it. No way. No. I have to kick real hardened by stump in my upper body my diaphragm and now standing next to him just hold it onto his strap I want. No because I I have him there as I what my hand touches his back doesn't put weight on it. It just touches it enough like. Rail when you go up stairs. So then I could keep going great feeling all he does it. It's the closest I'd been three years to normal the closest and I love it. I I I wake up in the morning looking forward to get out doing things it's made a big difference willing for accurate telling about how you were able to get out and help people during snow yet, we have snow star. We believe we had about sixteen eighteen inch. We did now. And I with our charity we reached out in and we had all these shelters that. We're prepared for this storm that was gonna add this by today didn't have clothing northe-. So we had there was so many homeless kids came to the shelters during the storm cool the capacity we had a lot of people that donated clothing, and we went out bought food under may to forty launches at. We went around shelters that we had out and then I was on a site. And there was only people it was stranded at home. The did have his flies. So we spent a day in hand going people's house. You tell us what they want from store, we go get it to give the house, and we did charge him anything for it. We got it for one person who was at propane power saw. I wouldn't have been able to this without him. I could walk one thing you may not realize just just met, but recently, but your face is different. You're it's much softer. You used to look pretty mean? I was paying. Yeah. I don't know why. Because my heart is I mean, I always happy. But yeah, people I just I, you know, I look at pictures of being under. I don't. I'm always trying to find that. Right. Looks. I guess the best pitcher somebody Pige back of my head. So no, no. But but I think what's happened just to hear you tell about it. Is there some hope now some you're feeling you're going to get to be able to do things? It's you know, it's prising what a gift an animal can be. You know, so many people have pets think about two job view doing a service years ago at sled dog team. And it was the Jackson while me. Okay. We have said Jack yoi is we trained then I ended up so long story. I get rabies by Ramdan, I'll bite obviously. But anyway, and they work they knew as soon as you cooked about assigned go they had a job him. He knows. I mean, I could connect any closer with an animal. I've ever had a love dumb. I go to our eighteen years old sleep by my head. But with him we connect it was like we knew what each other needed and the enjoyment. Ration- though. Today. I could get up. I could go anywhere I want, and I don't have to worry. I was at a hotel in Seattle with thousand people begin today. And I was three rows from the front. He laid out right with all these people. I could walk in crowd. I could never do that. For Kosovo's Cates. Might right. Yeah. I could walk in a crowd people watch fast as you people do and and it's it it's like used to be close as all ever get to be somebody too late. So if there are people listening, you might perhaps be in the similar situation that goes say, you're my you're my most educational friend. I've never seen a prosthetic up close like that before because it is completely uncovered. I never knew how they worked. Yeah. She just was computer is computerized I have added plug the new accord and in as I walk learns from it at it has different. Oats. So, but even so you couldn't be free to walk and no. It takes. I know people. It's been amputees for years that they they tried in gave up a limited Wiltshire because they just did not feel like do it this friend of mine, it should remind her sister-in-law laster linked below the knee a year ago in China courage, and then she started walking around, and she broke her female, the lake have you in Sudan. So she's depressed. I'll never be able to do this. And I'm like sorry sat to him. And I says, you know, when you get back heel you start walking give me a call bring you wanna put him because will he allow that? Yes. If I'd stand next on like, I'm here Wrigley here. She's here. Yeah. He'll he'll walk with us together. Just teacher that there is any you know, if she wants him twenty minutes, she would be excited about our future. But when you when you try to do it alone with with. With a cane or crutches? It's so different. It is it you. Personality changes when you think you you could become depressed in Fisher so used to your life. You the way it was then serialized someone made a mistake and cost to your late. A that is a little bit difficult. Even if nobody made stay exact NFL said losing, my leg all things Bentiu Malaika. So can loosen late was most devastating. Why were vague thing? Ever happened the day that day. Told me that they can have to cut me off. I was going to die. Are you? What was the only reason? I did because my wife was standing there. So's my daughter, and as you couldn't leave it. Now, I made promise twenty two us took them to his part couldn't do it. But I went home in every day. I hated my life for months years, the about eight months hated my life and. That little boy. And then I went back thought about my dad and everything he had gone to when I was a kid in the lesson. He had taught me. I just picked by self up. I was determined. I was going to do something. I was gonna make a difference. I had something that other people. One. No about you know, because you don't have to be amputated come down. You don't have to be an Petillo. And there are things that happened six Lynch in media little boy, I don't know about that. I was born ten I it was what is fun time. I was lonely. Tune into coma school history. Not that. He's reason. I start course kids. I'm working cafeteria. And I watched this little boy eight or nine years old crab his life. And he goes sister table myself. And then I watch take his pizza rented the napkin in his French fries and your acid he puts in his backpack than it puts his applesauce inner and his Melk, I thought maybe sick or safe place. So I went ask. When he told me changed my whole life. It tell us pay its biggest resident he looked up at being I was able to eat breakfast. When my sister has needs suggesting, and I on Machias will get her lunch. Ed, and we'll help you know, hurt any. So you don't understand my sister's three years old and we live in a car because my dad keep job. That's the day. I realized why must I had purpose Mike now they help kids in school state school. And and we help Yemen we got much rebel takeover days. Alphabet pad was able to job. I got housi- in life is better. Now, you mentioned your quarters for kids charity came from that. Right. Yeah. Tell me a little about that. It is of course for kids. We is a nonprofit that we go in to schools we work with kids from kindergarten preschool. Do high school that are homeless better disadvantage situation. We we help with clothing we help connect with places where they could place state. We're building doing workshops starting next month where we take these. Foster kids, turn eighteen kicked out system on street. So we have two bedrooms of my home that we allow and I help them I had to kiss I helped last year. Now, everyone's college they live with us. And the other ones we will get to orca cards. We teach them how to resume we bring people in please officers and teaching kind people at the work with so many of these kids high. Well, of course, and is so terrible. Now, we should mention again for people that don't know where in Washington state now, and you're up your Seattle by views fan away. Oh, where fell we are to come by you the idol. So I would jet. So we're able to but but it Washington at least when the the foster kids turn eighteen that's it. And I've never understood in thing. Sad about it is done a lot more. I've talked to people when foster system I've talked to people that foster kids is her there. So strict that most people have fostered possible one child we'll have eight. A lot of people were living standards school. But they lose all benefits of the kids. They turn eighteen my daughter turned eighteen. October August of last year, and she senior high school. The so many of them are still high school. They lose belly with a sack of clothing, and they did. And we have forty eight thousand kids and stay in Washington that homeless right now. And what's so sad about as foster care system? Drops out of it which causes these kids, dude. So good. Then all of a sudden, they gotta go end is nobody you think about we're talking about how you felt with this big chain hander life at there's nobody for them to turn non interesting, and they have through his assistance in the schools that helps lot a wife works with it. I did a big part of just a few months ago. It's called McKinney Vento, but the sad part of the Kinney Vento is there. Help disadvantaged children the state the government is government funded gives each state nine hundred ninety eight thousand dollars a year, you take forty eight thousand kids and not that many indicating a line you draw. You bite it between forty thousand kids three hundred six days year. That's twenty dollars per child per year to help him. It doesn't buy pants shoe. So they're struggling they're trying to bring money they get close. They worked so hard. They were twelve fourteen hours date people at school district try because they don't turn down any kid. But there's times like Tacoma. They got loose full of clothes people. But to stays it. They don't have finances for Christmas two kids into Goma. Their talent as a musician was it boy away, but people homeless and it will be able to play Christmas concert because they didn't have the outfit one day, but three days before this event there have the COPA school district called me and said we had these two boys, and they're not going to be able to perform because, you know, the family or even his kids to gone spent one hundred dollars outset when you're you're already type by something eat. They don't have a chance. So they to be their sizes. And I went out bought of each per black pants white shirt black socks bottom shoes. And we took him to day, and they were able to perform, and that's some things we could do, you know, the help somebody one on one you can make an impact life, and you feel like because you've you've got Wrigley. You're able to do more on you. Yeah. My our goals. Dow's for will dig event what happened in August. Bridging the gap, and we are doing a walk across the narrows bridge and the gap stiff for groups against poverty and having activity day to park and were Morial and all over money. We raise goes to help disadvantaged homeless kids with new clothes as they start new youth because I'm going to school or the back the Kohl's cool in the pants, and you know, Ragas down if we help these kids build around their families a chance to buy groceries clothes that first part of the school helps everybody so we'll do this. We have all these organizations can get involved with us and help us end. It's called bridging the gap, and how would they get in touch with you people like to help. How can they they can go to court for kids dot com? It's our. Website in on it taking it has my Email address. It has number contacted formation anything that like, let's quarters for kids dot com. And here's a chance to really make a difference. Because it's a imagine. I've got six kids, and I just it's hard when everything is going, right? It is I drove there was five of us in my dad had a seventh grade education in our life rough answer. And there was time we ate popcorn for dinner Amin. It was all we had our yellow squad. So these kids out here and and school becomes a on the back burner when you eat the size. Let's appoint exactly yeah. Richard bugger when a kid loses dreaming when he stops dreaming about the future. You've lost a kid in short get back. They go out with these to get into the games. And you know, so what you. You can makes a difference or, but I know that you were a stand up comic. And now you're switching over to being what we'd call in the old days motivational sage talking about you talk about how people have helped. I do I go out. And and I tell story not little boy hot it changed my life. But I tell what we're doing. And I tell them I let people know that we have a problem in say to watch. But because I lost my leg at child. My life was about me. I didn't know we had this kind of problem. I didn't know there was kids living in exactly right. Finally. And now, I do wanna make a difference in anybody can and you know, about them, and you know, about Wrigley. And now what if people someone would like to have you speak to their group to the get go on the website? With course became IRAs for kidney dot com and get emailed me. And I would be glad to come men re-glue would love to govern. Sharks princes in our life with you will bud. You have any kind of a handout or anything that tells tells what you need or what kind of things people, we do it. They could go on there. Because each week. It changes were always what could for children's have what we need, right. Well. Yeah, right now, we haven't on because we just plenty. We just restocked all the shelters, so but anything any kind of clothing like if you live in Pierce county, and you have closed to donate. You. Let me know all come pick up. We'll come pick up the clothing. And then we'd take it. We we take it to the places they needed anything that you wanna donate from your house. You know, helps these kids donation money you can go on a website. You see what we you'll see videos of what we just accomplished in with so many volunteers in three days that made a difference, so wonderful. So that's quarters for kids dot com. And what we're gonna hope is that you'll come. I'm back from time to time and keep us posted as to what we're what you need in the answer. They're going in rate. What is regularly need? Like streets. Trooper wrigley. It's called his bacon strips that I get these these aren't humans now, they look good. And he thinks it's real bacon. But I try not to give him 'cause I used to buy dog food. Food scraps from the house but him I am afraid if he were wrong place I'd ever problem. So I make sure he's on rigid dieting takes starred food less really. But because he's you're not only is he as a sweet little person. But he's your lifeline. He is. He is it I in in sad part of Danes. The lifespans up to maximum years. I asked so I know my daughter and her husband would actually they actually made it on the floor down Stein. Downstairs a little dog. Couldn't attempt the big dog couldn't quite stairs anymore, and you they're like a person yard when you lose stuff we had to a to before before lost bike. And they would I mean, I've never seen an animal associate everybody thinks you need five acres. All you need a couch or better, get yourself another bad because they're gonna take the couch if cable in our last minute now again, it's quarters for kids dot com. And if somebody there's somebody out there just sitting around 'cause why would they be listening to us? Otherwise, the doesn't have anything to do tell them a thing or two if you live near spanaway would like to get in touch with. But maybe help out. Yeah. We we we have volunteers paddock coming. Help us save. They will go out and get clothing now snake food. We we are on rope antennae by what style if you wanna donate clothing. We're doing a big cat gal dry down to seniors because we had just one hundred high-school not a senior yet. Seniors in high school because in do not buy your cap and gown you do not you're not allowed to walk cross state now and the heartbreak, oh, it is. I mean homeless kid makes to high school and then find out he's a Adebola. So we do have been camping out. Dr anybody has a cap and gown in Pierce county or a King County, if you'll Email us it, but at course for kids dot org. We will come pick them up. And and what we do is. We get with the schools seventeen is goes purse county, and we have probably four or five hundred kids are gonna walk that me in. Yeah. So how do we have that happen? How can we have that happen? You know, it's been going on for years that I think people just accept the fact because people disadvantage in his dad's in a sad to say that the disadvantage don't have the opportunity to change things. So they just accept. It because they're not gonna complain. The shame fact that they can't afford a Kappa gown. So they're not gonna worries and they think there's a hope will ino- as the saying goes, we can't change everything, but we can change something. So, but and end Ridley, thank you very much. I hope that Wrigley. Does get a treat for this. Come back and see Israel suit. It should not a I thank you. Thanks for listening to swimming upstream Dorothy will help we'll be back next week with more. Great guests. Great ideas. No telling what she'll do next be prepared. If you just can't wait contact or Theodore, swimming, upstream Facebook page or on the web at WWW. It's never too late dot com. This is the irrepressible sad longoria.
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