Former professional hockey player and founder of the PSF Brady Leavold came up with the idea of the gratitude crusade. After all his struggles with mental health and addiction which included over a year of homelessness and three years behind bars and over 10 years of serious heroin addiction. He has been able to find his way, now hosting Hockey 2 Heroin Road 2 Recovery. One of hockey's brightest shining new podcasts and a life saving outlet for Leavold.
Leavold knows how lucky he is to be alive and to have all of the gracious support of so many people and ultimately to still have his life. So many others have not been so lucky, so many of those in the hockey community. Some of those people have heard of but most people have not. The Puck Support Foundation wants to change that. Remembering all of our fallen brothers and sisters in the hockey community while developing and providing new resources for the current and next generations of hockey players.
If you are challenged to take part in the #PSFGratitudeCrusade it means that someone is grateful to have to in their life. You are loved and valued. Now you must make a 1 video for 3 days. In each video you must list 3 things you are grateful for and 3 people you are grateful for in your life. Feel free to name more than 3, but 3 is the minimum. After 3 days you should have a minimum of 3 videos with a total of 9 things your grateful for and 9 people you are grateful for! Those 9 people must repeat the same steps.
For those who are challenged and do not take part, they must pay $50 to The Puck Support Foundation in Matthew Leszczynski's name.
It is our hope that people start to live with an attitude of gratitude. Life is not always easy. There will always be up and downs along the way, but no matter what we can always find a reason to be grateful. If you are reading this or listening to this, you have that ability. Be grateful. We all have infinite potential. In every that we do, be grateful.
"Feel free to do this for more than 3 days. I have an alarm set on my phone 5 times a day that goes off to remind me to be grateful. When that alarm goes off and I look down on my phone and I see the words; Stop! Be Grateful! You are alive! There is no reason why I am still breathing and so many other hockey players are not. It is pretty hard for me to have a bad day when I remember how lucky I am to be alive. I have hard moments but no bad days! Have a great day! If you so choose!" - Brady Leavold Founder of The Puck Support Foundation
If anyone wants to get involved please email us [email redacted]
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