Throughout the next several weeks, you’re going to be hearing about the new book, “One Good Thing,” and, specifically you’re going to be hearing from these remarkable people featured in the book. As we recorded the interviews for the book, we did so with the idea that they’d be used on this podcast.
Among the show’s notes this week, you will see an Amazon link to order the book, “One Good Thing.” Very soon we’ll have links for you to order signed copies of the book and to nominate someone you know who’s doing one good thing.
I will add that 100 percent of the profits from the book are going to support the work of Unite KC and C You In The Major Leagues. And we’re making grants to the organizations that are featured.
The purpose of these C-10 chats that you’ll hear in the coming weeks and of this “One Good Thing” book is to shine a light on people just like you and me who are striving to make our community a better place. It’s about love and forgiveness. And at the end of the day, we hope it’ll inspire you to do “one good thing” to make a difference for someone else.
This week you’re going to hear an incredible story from an amazing young man named Will Gurley.
Now, I’ll pause and give you a trigger warning. We’re going to be talking about anxiety and depression, and you’ll hear Will talk about the day about six or seven years ago when he went home from school with the intention of committing suicide. We do not go into specifics, but that moment is what set Will on a path toward getting help and getting better, and, eventually, starting the You Matter Music Festival.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please remember these phone numbers: 1-800-273/8255 or the new cell number: 988. That’s 1-800-273-8255 or 988.
But Will Gurley, who’s now a sophomore in college, is an amazing young man. He has taken a dark time in his life and turned into a way to help others. Besides starting the You Matter Music Festival, he speaks regularly to younger students at schools and at churches. Last year, Will was even one of three panelists that came and spoke to our C-10 students and mentors.
With that, here is this week’s chat with Will Gurley. We hope you enjoy it.
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