When I was 9 or 10 I thought of how much energy was wasted pushing tons and tons of steel down the road to get us from one place or another. How if we had small inexpensive pod type transportation with smaller more efficient engines it would save so much money. That we could create small one directional path like roads that would be less expensive to build and maintain and also allow safer travel. And that in some locations you could connect your transpod as I called them then to a mass transit system (land ferries) to get you from one location to another distant location quicker and with shared resources. And fuel would be sold and stored in reusable small cell like units that would allow for better, safer distribution.
And as an adult I think back and think about how that did not happen and how we have progressed over the last 40 years. That our transportation system has progressed into a larger more expensive system than ever. When will we wake up and realize the direction that of transportation development is heading can not be sustained forever.
Unlike the regular four year program ClemsonLIFE is not part of the university curriculum and therefore the cost is incurred by the individual and their family. Due to years of medical expenses we are not able to extent ourselves to make this happen for Hartley. We are hoping that others may invest in her future and we have set up a go fund me page for Hartley. If you are not able to help sharing this with your friends may allow someone who can to see it. Thanks...
All donation from the 5K run go to support Victory Junction and are tax deductible.. You can donate by visiting her page and please share this so others can help her.
The Petty family is dedicated to making sure that medically fragile children can continue to enjoy a week at camp at no charge to their families. This was a dream that Kyle's son Adam had before his untimely death.
Hartley has been fortunate to have been a participant at Victory Junction for five summers. She has aged out but she wants to give back to the camp and their mission. She has volunteered to be an ambassador for the camp and to share her story. We have traveled to a few large fund raising events to help raise awareness of Victory Junction and to share our story. I am including a link to a video Victory Junction uses for these events and hope you will take a few minutes to watch it. I am also including a link to a documentary video Blue Cross Blue Shield NC published about Hartley and her choice to Live Fearless. by running the 5K last year. We are so proud that she has chosen to share her story.
Our team has a soft limit of $1000.00 but Hartley said as we left the Run To Victory 5K last year that she wanted to raise $3000.00 next year (2014). My hope is that you may consider helping her make that goal possible.
Take a few minutes to watch the videos and then if you feel you can help support our team visit our team site link and support one of the Team Hart & Soles' members by making a donation on their behalf.
Thanks and... "Feel Your Heart Race!"
Victory Junction Video:
Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Live Fearless video:
Charles' Hart & Sole Team Site (donate here):
Work at Highland School of Technology which is a magnet school in the Gaston County School System. I keep the network, servers, computers and phones alive and well there.
Teach CIT classes at CCC (Cleveland Community College) as an adjunct faculty. I love helping other get into knowing what makes stuff tick.
Worked in Prepress at The Charlotte Observer for 20 years. While there I held several positions, saw the advent of desktop publishing and helped implement it. I ended my career there doing preflight of digital ads and inputting photos into the advertising database and also worked with editorial color and black and white photos for the daily publications.
Have been hacking life since I was a boy. I did not have a riding mower back then to cut grass quickly so I pulled my push mover behind my bike to get the grass cut faster so I would have more time to build homemade rockets. (Not estes but homemade) I never was able to get two going at the same time but thought it would be cool if I could.
Love technology and am into programming and code, web development front end - back end, database, audio and video production from start to finish, graphic design, computer hardware, servers, IP phones, Mac, Windows and Linux OS's, mobile apps, cheese burgers, and much more.
Married and have three daughters who confess I am a nerd but still love me.
- Highland School of TechnologySystems / Network Administrator, 2008 - present
- Cleveland Community CollegeAdjunct Faculty CIT, 2005 - 2012
- The Charlotte ObserverPre-Press, 1989 - 2008
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