How do you know when you are truly loved?
How do you know when your life has mattered?
How do you know that you have made an impact?
Sometimes it takes tragedy to find out what you have meant to others. To find out how much you are loved. To find out what kind of impact you have made.
The news this week has been nothing less than tragic. But I have stood back in awe of the response. I have been baffled by the love and outreach I have seen.
I am amazed by Travis’ impact.
Social media is a frenzy as friends, family, coworkers, strangers to Travis try to do something…anything to help. Whether it is a word of encouragement. An offer to help. A commitment to pray.
People want to help.
And the latest warms my heart because I know it will warm Trav’s.
As most of you know, Travis is a proud UGA alumni. He attends almost all home games and travels to many away games. He often attends their bowl games. He tailgates and even “crashed” the student section for as long as he could despite having season tickets. It was some time around 28 or 29 that a student looked at him and said “Dude. Aren’t you kind of old to be in the student section?” In short. Travis loves the Bulldogs.
This weekend the Bulldogs have a big game. Big enough that ESPN College Game Day will be there.
And, of course, Travis will be there. Bright and early. It’s who he is. It’s what he enjoys.
And so. In light of the tragic news this week. Despite their own lives. Work. Families. Prior commitments. Some friends have taken time from their day and started a campaign.
They have taken to social media to get ESPN’s attention to get Travis on College Game Day.
Can you think of a better person for it? A more charismatic person? A person with more impact?
And so now it is your chance. The only chance this has is to make this go viral. And that means they need your help.
You can take to Twitter and tweet something like the following…
@CollegeGameDay @KirkHerbstreit @davidpollack47 @cbfowler UGA grad fighting for his life #TravOnGameDay https://concretefaith.org/2013/09/25/doug-flutie/
Just be sure to include #TravOnGameDay and let’s just see what we can do for Trav.
If we can have…