I haven't updated this blog in a really really long time. I've been working, traveling around, doing this, doing that, but one of my buddies from Taiwan needs a little help.
That guy up there is Kyle Yu. Kyle is rather awesome. I met him doing kickboxing in Taiwan and ended up going on many of my adventures (detailed below) with him.
I left Taiwan in May 2008 but he stuck around and kept being awesome, going on trips all around Asia, learning more Chinese, and figuring his life out.
After his journeys in Asia concluded, he headed back to Plano, Texas to live with his family. He then decided to pursue a career in Naturopathic Medicine. However, before he leaves for school to do that in Portland, he needs to take some prereqs at the local community college. While doing this and working as a lifeguard, he also got into Bikram Yoga and CrossFit.
Earlier this year, while doing CrossFit, he ruptured his Achilles tendon. (Google it if you want, but not if you have a weak stomach.) Unfortunately, Kyle doesn't have health insurance and is likely going to have to foot the bill himself.
He's pretty bummed about the entire situation. In a situation like this, I would want to buy him a drink. Wouldn't you? However, buying him a drink won't really help him out here. Such money would be better spent going towards his surgery. With that in mind, he set up a donation page to help with his surgery, and I would really appreciate if you could throw $5 or $10 his way.
Here's his website: http://repairkylesachilles.blogspot.com/ and you can donate below. Thanks everyone!