Welcome to the #AdamEatsAShoe page!!
What the heck is going on, you ask? Has Kaller lost his mind? Perhaps, please read on...
As you may recall my daughter, Audrey, suffered pretty brutally from epilepsy. I say that using the past tense because today, she is fine (i.e., no longer suffering from seizures and their effects). However, 5 years ago, when this scourge began, I got quite involved with the Epilepsy Foundation. In that time and with the help of Team Audrey Kaller and a lot of great and loyal supporters, we’ve raised a lot of money to battle this disease. Additionally, both Audrey and I travelled to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on behalf of epilepsy-related legislation and I serve on the board of trustees for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. So, suffice it to say, this is super important to us. Because Audrey is no longer suffering, we take the energy and time that were given back to us (because we don’t have to go the hospital all the time and deal with doctors, medications and all that fun stuff) and we sink our teeth into helping people that are far less fortunate than us.
OK, Adam, what about the shoe? One of our big fundraisers is the annual Walk to End Epilepsy at The Rose Bowl, which takes place this year on November 5. Inspired by the great Werner Herzog (see link below), I am issuing this challenge: if we raise $250,000 by Thanksgiving (or sooner!), then I will EAT MY SHOE. Don’t you kind of want to see that? How am I going to actually do it? I have no idea, but together, we will figure it out (watch for more videos in the coming weeks)! The shoe is symbolic of The Walk and is also a metaphor for putting yourself into the shoes of those suffering from epilepsy and its effects (I know, it's ironic that I will in fact be putting the shoe in me, but let's not get caught up in the logic of this thing!).
Please click on the donate button and contribute. If you think that this is entertaining, pass it along to your friends and family (or your enemies if you want to waste their time). As you can see, I am pretty much prepared to do anything to raise money for this cause. Please help me.
With gratitude and no sense of self,
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