Meet Brandon from Dana Point, CA.
The one word that best describes Brandon's life today is "Blessed."
If Brandon could change one thing in the world, he would "want to help kids find purpose and meaning in their lives so they do not lose their life too young." The way Brandon is going about making this change is by mentoring kids through tennis.
One year from today, Brandon would like to have backpacked across New Zealand.
If Brandon's life were a movie, it would be about mentoring young kids and the title would be called "Playing It Forward."
I ran into Brandon at the SUP Co. anniversary party where we were watching Pato Banton playing live in the store.
I haven't seen Brandon for over 15 years and it was awesome sharing stories of the days we used to play tennis together at Monarch Beach Tennis club while Brandon was preparing for a career as a professional tennis player.
I remember Brandon as a kid who had all the talent in the world and was very intense! So to see him with a huge smile on his face and a pretty girl by his side, was very cool.
Brandon looks like the same 16 year old kid when I first met him. I love hearing stories of people I've met in the past and how they are using their gifts and talents to make a difference in the world.
The party was in full swing so we just skimmed the surface of our lives, so I can't wait to get together with Brandon and hear more of his story.