Her story begins with a number: A-7063. It is tattooed on her arm. Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor who endured the Dr. Josef Mengele’s twin experiments at Auschwitz. In 1944, Eva’s family was packed into a cattle car and transported to the Auschwitz death camp. After 70 hours without food or water, Eva and her family emerged onto the selection platform at Auschwitz. Eva’s parents and two older sister were selected to be killed immediately. Eva and her twin sister Miriam were saved to be experimented on. Approximately 1500 sets of twins-3000 children-were abused, and all but 200 died as a result of these experiments. Eva herself became deathly ill, but through sheer determination, she stayed alive and helped Miriam survive. This is a picture of Eva and her sister being freed from the Nazis (the two in stripes). As they grew older, Miriam’s kidneys would fail, requiring a transplant. Committed to the survival of her sister, Eva donated a kidney to her. “Share” to show your support for this incredible woman.
We are honored to have Eva Kor join us as a main stage speaker at our inaugural event on September 6th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. More speakers and information: becauseisaidiwould.com/one
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"This one is to help my cousin’s move from their old house to their new house .. Without complaining lol."
Posted by Devinder from Canada.
Due to a post that recently went viral, we are currently over 17,000 promise card requests behind. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, today we mailed promise cards to 3,380 people, but we still have a lot of catching up to do. Based on current demand, it may take up to 5 weeks to receive your promise cards. As a small nonprofit, we are doing our best to get mail these faster, but our best isn’t good enough. And so we will get better
Thank you for your patience while we handle this spike. We very much appreciate your support for the importance of a promise. When you get your promise cards, we’d love to see pictures of your promises with #becauseisaidiwould.
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"My godson was in 6th grade when he asked if I would someday take him skydiving, and I agreed without hesitation. But when his 18th birthday came around, I was mired in what felt like an inescapable binge eating cycle and well over the weight limit to jump. Enter my introduction to the "Because I said I would." movement. The concept resonated deep. I wanted to be an example to my godson that people DO keep their promises, and I lost 50 pounds in the 7 months since writing my promise out on a card. On June 1st, we jumped out of an airplane…because I said I would."
Posted by Moira :)
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Because I said I would spoke to 2,500 yogis who gathered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday. While they may practice together, a commitment to fitness is like so many others… it begins and ends with each individual.
" It’s been a long journey, this man to my left has always been there for me since day one. When times were hard and I wanted to give up he was always there to push me and guide me in the right path, from tears to head aches to stress he would never give up on me. Mr. Matas thank you for being the teacher, mentor, tutor and my dad I never had at times. I promise you that I will finish college."
Posted by Adriane
"It’s been a long journey, this man to my left has always been there for me since day one. When times were hard and I wanted to give up he was always there to push me and guide me in the right path, from tears to head aches to stress he would never give up on me. Mr. Matas thank you for being the teacher, mentor, tutor and my dad I never had at times. I promise you that I will finish college."
Posted by Adriane
On June 22nd, 2013, one year ago today, Matthew Cordle hit and killed an innocent man named Vincent Canzani while drinking and driving. Matthew made the promise to take full responsibility for what he had done to Vince and his family. Prior to any charges being pressed, Because I said I would filmed and released Matthew’s confession video to YouTube, sparking a national dialog on the issue of drinking and driving.
In honor of Mr. Canzani, our Founder stood in front of a bar last night and offered to drive people home for free. No tips accepted. One man decided to make the promise to donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). A group of girls from a bachelorette party purposefully left behind money in the car for Alex without his knowledge. That $38 will also be donated to #MADD, plus another $1,000 from #becauseisaidiwould.
In all the challenges that our society faces, remember that we all play a role. We can make a promise to care about the safety of others. We can make the promise to never drink and drive. But do not hide behind “we.” It is your sole responsibility. The only person in this world you can control is yourself.
Rest in Peace Vincent Canzani.
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