Hi friend, it's Ron Heagy, The reason for this email is that I'm looking for connections for speaking opportunities in the Phoenix Arizona area with Schools, Churches and Businesses. I will be in Arizona from February 17th through the 26th. I will again be in Arizona April 27th through May 6th. Please see the following proposal….it will make you smile!! Hi to all! I wanted to share this new crazy idea with you, in case you are able to help or if you know of some people that can help make it possible. I have been on a "ride" for the past 28 years in my wheelchair but I have not had the true impact on our country and youth that I feel God wants me to have. I have tried to get on some National TV shows to provide hope and inspiration, but I have found that simply typing with a stick in my teeth, graduating college, getting a Master's degree, becoming a mouth painter, building a camp for disabled children, speaking to wounded soldiers, speaking to almost 3,000,000 kids who have said "thank you for saving my life!", authoring two books and even getting married and having a "miracle baby" is just not news worthy. My new idea is to take America on a whole different "ride" to get their attention. We have kept this idea quiet until we got everything in place but now, as my friend, I am giving you the "green light" to share this idea with anyone you know who may want to help. The "green light" is a great introduction, because when the light turns green, I will be behind the wheel of a restored classic hot rod!! I will be the very first COMPLETE quadriplegic to drive a car at least 100 mph with just the movement of my head. I already have the car donated and I have top engineers working on a way for me to drive it. My main objective is to bring "hope to the wounded." The soldiers returning from Iraq, people with disabilities, and teenagers all need inspiration, motivation, and positive role models. One of my marketing ideas is to use the phrase from the hit song "I can't drive 55" and I challenge it by saying; "WHO SAYS I CAN'T?" In fact, I will DOUBLE it!! Imagine the headlines: "Quad Drives Rod- over 100mph"! Other 'quads' can drive because they have some movement in their arms/limbs, but I will be the first COMPLETE Quad to drive with just my head. I even guarantee a tire smoking burnout!! In my lifetime, I have dealt with many people who have said: "Ron you CAN'T do that," but I believe that with God ALL things are possible. When the doctors said: "You can't breathe without a ventilator tube". I did. Schools told me I could never go to college by typing with a stick in my teeth. I did. "You can never paint with a brush in your mouth." I did. "You will never get a Masters degree. I did. "You can't build a camp for disabled kids, you don't have any money." We did. "You can't write a book." They were right… I wrote TWO of them! "No one will marry you in that chair." She did! Doctors said, "You will never have a baby." We did! Our immediate financial need is for $ to continue to get the car updated. I am asking you to consider joining my Quad Squad team and any amount that you could help with would be a blessing to help us finish the "hope rod". I also plan on seeking major sponsorships from corporations and I envision national exposure on shows such as DISCOVERY CHANNEL, MTV and THE LEARNING CHANNEL which will bring great recognition to our sponsors. In summary, life is about choices. Instead of just "stepping out in faith", I am choosing to "roll onto the track." I hope that you will choose to come along for the ride and be part my team so that together we can say….. "WE did it!" I will be happy to share more of the details with you. Please call me personally with your thoughts on my cell at 541-990-7411. Thank you again for your prayers and support! With love and blessings~ Ron Heagy Jr. http://www.RollOnRon.com PS If you have connections that we can network with, please let me know. I need your HELP! And check out more at http://www.RollOnRon.com PPS I will be in Arizona for the purpose of learning to drive a '68 Firebird Hot Rot. I will be the first "quad" to drive with just the use of my head. This is turning into a major media Human Interest story. The 23rd, 24th and 25th of February I will be with the car to get the technology wrapped around my head to try to get the hang of all this. Anyone who might have an HD camera to get footage of me getting fitted into this car would also be greatly appreciated. I'm really hoping to document the whole thing from beginning to end. Please contact me if you are interested in seeing me drive again after 29 years.
February 4, 2009
Hi friend, it’s Ron Heagy. The reason for this email is that I’m looking for connections for speaking opportunities in the Phoenix Arizona area with Schools, Churches and Businesses. I will be in Arizona from February 17th through the 26th. I will again be in Arizona April 27th through May 6th. Please see the following proposal….it will make you smile!!