I was running around the country with a good friend of mine, Tim Blacke. Tim was the national tour director for Josh McDowell a few years ago, and became a dear dear friend over the last couple of years.
Tim called me last March and explained that he was going to have to go to the Mayo Clinic and have tests done on his brain. He said it was nothing, but I figured if he was going all the way to Mayo, there must be something to it.
Well, long story short, Tim had Brain Surgery this last summer, and now is recovering and picking up right where he left off. But, as many of you know, the insurance companies are chasing him with a $97K bill that they say was pre-existing.
I know insurance people have to make money, but here's a guy that gave his life to see thousands come to know the Lord, and after they re-did some of the paperwork they found him to have this brain condition before his papers were official.
So we were driving to Dallas a few weeks ago and Tim told me of his idea to help cover the insurance bills. His son Colton started asking questions about how he could help out around the house and get a job to fund some of the stuff he liked. Mind you Colton is in Elementary school, but he went to Tim and said, "Dad I want to start a company so we can raise money for your medical bills." I'm sure after both Tim and his wife wiped the tears from their eyes, they decided to start a business venture.
They asked Colton what he would like to do to learn how to build a business. He said he loved to listen to books on tape. So Tim contacted Jim Weiss and worked a deal to buy some of the classic books read on CD today.
Father and Son developed a Website, and guess what….They're up and running!! It's so awesome that a Father can pass on skills to his son, and all the while, the son is excited to be successful so he can help dad to pay off some medical debt. I'm telling you, this is the greatest story of a family dynamic I've heard in a long long time.
So if you're looking for some last minute Christmas gifts, cruise on over to www.kidsnreading.com and help support my friend. Not only will you get one of the classic books read in a masterly skilled voice over, all the profit will help a good family.