This is not the toilet. But it is cool.Okay, what started as a skirmish has turned into a full-on battle. A bunch of the old timers from the FireEMSBlogs network are pulling together to help fellow blogger Chris Kaiser win the bathroom of his dreams. Now before anyone thinks this is just a frivolous ganging up of fire and EMS bloggers on some guy (who is buying votes from North Korea), there is a real reason to get involved.
Chris says on his blog:
It sounds kinda silly… but I am involved in an online contest where I can win a $7500 bathroom remodel for my bathroom that is well… a barely functional health hazard… It's the only one we've got at our house and it is rapidly becoming nearly impossible to use for my step-son who has special needs and our family of four. We need an accessible, functional, and safe bathroom that all members of our family can use without assistance. It's a bad situation that could be vastly improved with your help.
But to me, this is EXACTLY what I keep telling you all. We in emergency services, for all our brotherhood talk, need to band together when we see something or someone who needs help within our ranks and THAT is the true power of social media. While entertainment is nice and it always helps to get some ideas for training, the reality is that we have power of our network. We have a force in numbers that we can direct to be there for each other. And if we fail to exercise this power, are we really a brotherhood?
This is a classic reason to bond together, tell all your other fire and EMS buds, and let's get together to help these guys win. And when he wins, especially in his situation, we all win. Do the right thing. Let's show others the real power of this fraternity and lets get Chris the potty of his dreams! Go get 'em!
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