Startup in Retrospection

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Everyone who achieved success in a great venture solved each problem as they came to it.
They helped themselves.
And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set our on their voyage.
They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.
-- W. Clement Stone

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Startup in Retrospection

  1. 1. Startup A Retrospection
  2. 2. In Retrospect It was hard…
  3. 3. In Retrospect Conceived in Dismay
  4. 4. In Retrospect A hard thing…
  5. 5. In Retrospect Born in Commitment
  6. 6. In Retrospect A good thing…
  7. 7. In Retrospect Nurtured in Dedication
  8. 8. In Retrospect It is a good thing…
  9. 9. In Retrospect Mature in Accomplishment
  10. 10. Startup Palm Sunday, 1973…
  11. 11. Startup Another child is lost. A mysterious disease is sweeping the nation stealing children. And there are whispers of pandemic - and fear.
  12. 12. In Retrospect Conceived in Dismay within the confines of a fathomless grief over the tragic loss of thousands of children…
  13. 13. Startup Doctors were confounded. Parents grieved and found no answers. And children died...and they died…
  14. 14. In Retrospect Born in Commitment in 1974 by two sets of parents whose five year old children were victimized by a horrible monster that terrorized children.
  15. 15. Startup The National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation was founded and began to fight back. Committed to finding answers. A reason. A reckoning.
  16. 16. In Retrospect Nurtured in Dedication A grass-roots hands-across-the- country movement began to unravel the mystery and warn other parents about the beast that stalked their children.
  17. 17. Startup After much study, research connected salicylates, combined with viruses like flu or chicken- pox, with triggering the child killer; Reye’s Syndrome. But there is no cure…
  18. 18. In Retrospect Mature in Accomplishment Not One More Child! is the stand, and the mission is to eradicate the incidence of Reye’s Syndrome
  19. 19. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • American Legion • American Legion Child Welfare Foundation • Legion Auxiliaries
  20. 20. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • Dick Van Dyke • Bill Cosby • Dudley Moore • Chris Norris • Hollywood’s best golfers And many more!
  21. 21. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • Senator Metzenbaum • Senator Melchor • Senator McCain • Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro • Senator Hatch • President Reagan And many more!
  22. 22. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • Doctors too numerous to name here… And many more!
  23. 23. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • Kids Helping Kids… And many more!
  24. 24. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • Just Like You… And many more!
  25. 25. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it – and with a little help from our friends, we did. • All accomplished by Volunteers… • Without Government Funding… • Without Computers • Without Cell Phones • And with a whole lot of heart and soul
  26. 26. 40 Years Strong Not One More Child!Not One More Child!
  27. 27. 40 Years Strong ThatThat’’s our Startup Storys our Startup Story And we hope you willAnd we hope you will want to learn more!want to learn more!
  28. 28. National Reye’s Syndrome  Foundation Not One More Child!Not One More Child! Website: http://www.reyessyndrome.org Blog: http://reyessyndrome.wordpress.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reyessyndrome Please help us keep the mission alive! Donate & save lives!Please help us keep the mission alive! Donate & save lives! http://www.reyessyndrome.org/donate.html

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