One of my first posts was on January 5th, about a remarkable, 51 year-old man — Michael “Muki” Baum. It linked to a great Toronto Star story about Muki having raised $600,000 for the MukiBaum Treatment Centres, to help folks with cerebral palsy and complex disabilities, just like him.
Well Muki just went one better, and is deservedly featured in a fabulous piece on CBC TV today, as one of “Canada’s Champions of Change,” on “Connect with Mark Kelley.” It really is a MUST SEE video! (6 minutes, 26 seconds long).
Not only is Muki wearing his STWM t-shirt for his day with CBC, but the interview is sprinkled with adjectives that describe Muki, as one of our STWM “Marathon Heroes” — words like “inspiring”, “fantastic”, “brave”, “patient”, “persevering”, “determined”, and “humbling”. Muki… you ARE the man, a man who embodies the Spirit of the Marathon, and is a true inspiration to us all at STWM and CRS!
In 2010, Muki and his Team raised $17,270 in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge at STWM. Wear that shirt with pride, Muki! We look forward to seeing you reach new heights at STWM2011, on October 16th. For more information on Team Muki, how you can join them at STWM2011, or put a pledge on Muki himself, contact Stacey Gemmill at the Muki Baum Treatment Centres, firstname.lastname@example.org