Homeless to Rockstar - Helping LaVe
In life we all get to choose what we focus on.
On 6/25/16 while the media was consumed with sensationalizing injuries at the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within Event in Dallas TX, a few inspired souls took part in another story.
La’ve Jackson was a once homeless man who we met outside of the Dallas Convention Center selling newspapers. From the moment you interacted with him you knew he was special, just full of love, generosity and warmth.
As he told us his life story, he wowed us with just how smart and determined he was to be of service to others, but yet through a series of poor life decisions from the past he found himself going through decades of suffering that lasted till today .
La've is now 9 months clean from his addictions, and he loves himself enough to want more for his life.
Let us help La've.
Society takes the weak and downtrodden, places them with others like them, and wonder why they can’t change.
We took La've and sponsored his participation in a the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Event, because this man needed proximity to an environment where he could change.
Sheer love made it happen, and now we want to continue that journey for him, and help him get back on his feet, to a bright and compelling future.
These funds will be used to secure short term housing and supplies to help him get on his feet, as he continues to work with some incredibly generous individuals who have taken him under their wing.
You see the smiling faces below? Helping La've is less about La've and more about the joy we experienced, living from those generous places in our heart.
I hope can join us in the experience.
La've is super excited. Watch the video below to hear his own thoughts.
We have been vigilant in keeping good track of the donations, as well as using the funds wisely, for his day to day needs, and some of the larger ones, such as hotel and flights to and from the Tony Robbins event.
As of this writing we have pretty much used all the funds to get us this far. Next month we visit Florida where Tony Robbins himself extended a personal invitation to attend Date with Destiny.
We have secured a flight for him, but now need to work on his hotel expenses.
Tony Robbins found out about La've Jackson and was so touched by the outpouring of love and support for him that he has offered to bring La've to his flagship program "Date with Destiny" as his guest.
Tony Robbins lives to see people's lives change, and being a part of that change is what he commits his life to.
Thank you Tony. This is such good news.
La've continues to conquer his fears and all past limiting beliefs. In the past few weeks he has been knocking on doors, looking for a place to call home, searching for a job, and most importantly, regaining his passion for what's possible, as he trusts in God.
He met with a wonderful group of Tony Robbins fans in Austin, as they watched Tony's new documentary "I am Not Your Guru." The night was epic for everyone, including La've.
We appreciate all your support for La've and continue to seek wisdom and aid as he continues on this next chapter.
We are so proud of the many that have helped him and continue to do so. Most of all we are proud of La've for being a great example of possibility for those around him.
In this video La've is seen at a Tony Robbins peer group meeting of the "North Dallas Firewalkers". They invited him to come share and be a part of the love and community. I am sure they were touched by his appearance, as we all are.
Hi Justin, Yes we have a whole host of people that are responsible for making wise decisions with the donations. We also have a few people in Dallas that have stepped into the role of helping him find affordable housing and a job. Most important for him is to be surrounded by the energy and support he will need to sustain long term self sufficiency. We are working all angles to help him thrive and are in contact with him every day with the cell phone we obtained for him. Thank you for your care and concern.
Can someone just go on craiglist and help him rent a room in a house since that will be one of the most affordable ways to get him started. Get him a disposable phone and a email account so he has a way to be contacted then rent him a room for live 400-500 a month. He has enough cash here to pay for a few months which will give him time to get a job. Let make this happen. Is anyone on the ground in dallas helping him?
It is a pleasure to pay it forward to this Beautiful Spirit. La've is a man of God who spills out gratitude like a flowing river. His heart is pure, and he leaves a mark on everyone he touches. I too was helped and loved forward during some rough times. .. Changed lives, change lives. It's all about Love.
Any update on LaVe?