Day 10 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features the one and very only Dan Meyer.
Connecting with Dan was one of those totally random-but-not-really-random moments that social media provides. While entertaining different ideas on how we could make the Social Media Adventure much bigger than it started, I asked a question about Guinness World Records… Who else would chime in, but this heavily decorated GWR holder himself?
His Twitter bio reads:
America’s Got Talent, Ripley’s/Guinness World Record Sword Swallower, Stan Lee’s Superhuman, Winner 2007 Ig Nobel Prize, Upward comedy Christian youth speaker
Dan’s charity of choice (which you should donate to) is Compassion International.
DO THE IMPOSSIBLE! CHANGE THE WORLD!
You might recognize Dan Meyer as the extreme sword swallower who made it to the finals on America’s Got Talent by swallowing flaming and curved swords on the Vegas semi-finals.
Or you might know him from Stan Lee’s Superhumans where he swallowed a sword heated to 1500 degrees RED HOT on the History Channel…
Or as the guy who swallowed swords underwater in a tank of 88 sharks and stingrays for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!…
Or as the recipient of the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard, or the featured speaker at the World Peace Conference…
But you probably didn’t know this…
As a child plagued with fears and tormented by bullies, Dan dreamed of overcoming obstacles to one day do the IMPOSSIBLE.
Today a 15x world champion sword swallower, 5x Guinness World Record holder, and multiple Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Dan now uses fire-eating, glass-eating, and swallowing up to 15 swords at once to inspire audiences to do the impossible in their lives.
“I’ve been so blessed that I want to give back and help others,” Dan says.
“My mission is to inspire others to think beyond the obvious,” he says, “…to challenge them to stretch beyond their limitations, to create a vision for their lives, to dream bigger than they thought possible, and dare to DO the IMPOSSIBLE in their lives,”
“Now my purpose is to help others find THEIRS!”
Today Dan continues his dream of doing the impossible.
As an artist sponsor for Compassion International, Dan’s dream is to wipe out poverty and change the world by improving the lives of children around the world.
“I believe we CAN do the impossible and change the world… at least in the lives of kids who just need a little help!”
“Christmas is all about GIVING BACK and helping OTHERS… I’m incredibly excited to be part of the 12 Days of Giving. I want to encourage YOU to make a difference in the world by giving back to others too.”
Want to do the impossible? Then give back and help change the lives of children around the world!
For just $38/month, through Compassion International, you can provide a child with a Compassion Child Sponsorship Program that provides food and clean water, medical care, educational opportunities, life-skills training, and the opportunity to break free from poverty.
Learn More at Compassion International
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- A big THANK YOU from the blue hair…
- #12DaysOfGiving Day 12: Beth Kanter @Kanter & Sharing International
- #12DaysOfGiving Day 11: Lisa Hammond @thebarefootceo & Grameen America
- #12DaysOfGiving Day 10: Dan Meyer @halfdan & @Compassion International
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