Our Friend GeraldPosted: June 11, 2016
Gerald Amos, if you don’t know him, is a powerful conservationist, First Nations leader, water man, family man and former All-Native star point guard. He’s also a great friend and one of the smartest, kindest people I know, quick to lend a hand or ear, share his hard-earned wisdom and lift spirits with his own. Gerald has had such in impact on my life, I had to take my kids up to Northern BC to spend some time with him a couple summers ago. What an experience we had! That’s Gerald with Weston above, and Skyla below. Not surprisingly, my kids love him.
For the last month, Gerald has been in the hospital, fighting for his life. Each day, he improves a little bit, his spirit too strong to give in, but he still has a long road ahead to full recovery. So I wanted to share how his work and his life affects people. Time with Gerald always inspires me to be a better person, a better father, a better friend, and to work harder to save the places we love. In the picture below, taken yesterday, Skyla is showing off her 6th grade class project, which focuses on stopping oil pipelines, something Gerald has been working on for years. The Gerald Effect, full-steam ahead, spreading around the world and through generations, just waiting for him to get back on his feet.