I’m gonna venture to say, that most of us around the nation not directly effected by the tragedy in the Gulf have become numb to the situation. In the same way that you were numb to the poor kid who’d show up to school with three wads of Kleenex stuck to gushing zits on his chin, temple, and cheek. You might have acknowledged him but be honest, you wouldn’t come too close.
The tragedy in the Gulf is a whole other kind of gusher and LA yoga teacher Brock Cahill is one of the few willing not just to come close but to actually lead a mission and make an impact. Brock has a particular fascination with sea turtles who are suffering a hellish fate, as we speak. BP is towing collection booms behind fishing trawlers to wrangle oil on the surface, and once collected, burn the oil to get rid of it. In the process, sea turtles, pelicans, fish, and anything close to or on the surface is being burned alive. Even if the burning stops, the turtles are embalmed in oil, and dying by the minute.
Leaving for the Gulf tomorrow, Brock is working fast and furious to raise the money to work with boat captain Mike Ellis (watch video). Wearing a protective suit and ventilator, he will rescue the sea turtles one by one from the poisoned water. Yes it’s just one man making the tiniest impact in a massive tragedy, but I believe Brock represents something much bigger. The earth is a living being… gushing, dirty, and hurting. As much as we want to help, many of us (myself included) realistically won’t come close. But let’s rally behind a man who will!
I encourage you to donate and support Brock’s mission:
–email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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