Stephen M. Hackett writes over at and is a great guy and talented writer. I consider Stephen a friend and someone who is always honest with me — beyond that Stephen has a son named Josiah that has a brain tumor Stephen and his family have been battling with. St. Jude Children’s hospital has been treating Josiah and here is what Stephen has to say about St Jude:

St. Jude treats patients without regard of their ability to pay. That’s pretty cool. To put this into perspective, Josiah’s medical bills — after just 6 months — totaled almost a million dollars. After a year, he was at just over $2 million. Just stop and think about that. It’s pretty mind-boggling. Needless to say, St. Jude is an unbelievable blessing to families with children affected by diseases like Josiah’s.

To help give back, we’ve partnered with a local artist who volunteered to design a t-shirt. This is the shirt for the #GoJGo St. Jude Marathon team, but you don’t have to run to buy a shirt. You just have to be awesome. All proceeds go straight to St. Jude.

I think all of you are awesome enough to own one of these t-shirts and t-shirt weather is coming up quick.


Posted by Ben Brooks