Baker Street with Thom Pollard

Episode 29 - Feel Good Story of the Week/Smiley Tejeda's Make-A-Wish Weight Room/Leaving a Legacy

January 28, 2020 Thom Pollard Season 1 Episode 29
Baker Street with Thom Pollard
Episode 29 - Feel Good Story of the Week/Smiley Tejeda's Make-A-Wish Weight Room/Leaving a Legacy
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Baker Street with Thom Pollard
Episode 29 - Feel Good Story of the Week/Smiley Tejeda's Make-A-Wish Weight Room/Leaving a Legacy
Jan 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 29
Thom Pollard

In Episode 18 we got to meet Nathanael Smiley Tejeda, who gave up his Make-a-Wish grant to help his now former high school build a new weight room. That was back in August of 2019. This past December the weight room was finally unveiled. I called Smiley at his college in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he is starting his second semester of freshman year at Springfield College. Smiley talks about being in remission from Hodgkin Lymphoma, how exciting it was to unveil the new weight room and life in general. I also interview Lynda Pearson, one of Smiley's grantors at Make-a-Wish.

Every 4 days Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in New Hampshire. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. 

Here's a link to their site:
https://nh.wish.org/

Only a small percentage of our listeners are from NH, so if you'd like to learn more about the foundation, visit: https://wish.org/

Music for the episode was found on the free music archive, featuring KieLoBot. Search for them on YouTube for their copyright free recordings. 

For the YouTube episode of Baker Street featuring Nathanael please find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQcVXR89auU

For more information about the incredible work of the Shriner's Hospitals, visit them at https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc

Nathanael wants to share the importance of The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire, Families Helping Families. They can be found at: http://www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org/

Please check out Nathanael's gym, Veritas Performance Training in Nashua, New Hampshire at https://veritaspt.com/

Show Notes

In Episode 18 we got to meet Nathanael Smiley Tejeda, who gave up his Make-a-Wish grant to help his now former high school build a new weight room. That was back in August of 2019. This past December the weight room was finally unveiled. I called Smiley at his college in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he is starting his second semester of freshman year at Springfield College. Smiley talks about being in remission from Hodgkin Lymphoma, how exciting it was to unveil the new weight room and life in general. I also interview Lynda Pearson, one of Smiley's grantors at Make-a-Wish.

Every 4 days Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in New Hampshire. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. 

Here's a link to their site:
https://nh.wish.org/

Only a small percentage of our listeners are from NH, so if you'd like to learn more about the foundation, visit: https://wish.org/

Music for the episode was found on the free music archive, featuring KieLoBot. Search for them on YouTube for their copyright free recordings. 

For the YouTube episode of Baker Street featuring Nathanael please find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQcVXR89auU

For more information about the incredible work of the Shriner's Hospitals, visit them at https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc

Nathanael wants to share the importance of The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire, Families Helping Families. They can be found at: http://www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org/

Please check out Nathanael's gym, Veritas Performance Training in Nashua, New Hampshire at https://veritaspt.com/

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