Monday, October 2, 2017

Eric's Journey with Jim Brendle


There was quite a lot of things that happened from north carolina to medford oregon.

On the first day I flew from medford to utah to atlanta to georgia.   Lauren my youngest sister helped me come up with a paper that explained who I needed to call for each check point.  When I flew from utah to atlanta however the plane had videos that people could but I had no sound to listen to the movies.  So instead I watched someone elses screen and that was ok.  I have a game plan the next time I go on a flight like that.  My plan is to get a seat thats in the middle or in the aisle.   I arrived to north carolina to get jims shuttle bus.   I helped him get a bunch of things to put into the trailer.

The next morning we took off on our adventure.   These are the things that happened:

Drove to Kansas city and got there.  While we were in kansas city the battery had a problem starting so we replaced the battery and drove to salina kansas.  Before we left though we saw a high speed chase.  It was crazy.   We then went to salina kansas.  We made it there.  The next morning we drove to a place called grainfield kansas.  It was there that the car wouldn't start.  O reilly parts stepped in and fixed the vehicle.  But while I was waiting I was listening to general conference.  There were inspiring talks.  This was the biggest night for me.   That night I watched movies until 6 in the morning and we made it to utah.  I took lots of mountain dew and it kept me alert.  The next morning we traveled all the way to medford oregon.   I was able to stay up for a while and then I was down by 7.

The greatest things I learned from this trip was:

searching on maps on the phone and finding places to eat.   I did very well with that.   I was up until we got to every destination which is pretty amazing.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Recap of Events


Wow.  Its been a while.  I think the last post was on golf.  Yes it was.   There isn't anything big that has happened but there have been good opportunities.   Here are some:

Fundraiser for Special olympics:


The Special Olympics fundraiser is almost over.  I have until October 29th to raise funds for special olympics.  Here is an example of what its for:

It is time for the annual fundraiser for special olympics. If you are interested you can donate money to support special olympics. If you are far away and can't meet up with me you can send a check in the mail to jackson county special olympics. The purpose of this fundraiser is to support the special olympic athletes. The donations can be used for sports equipment food transportation and also uniforms. Please support special olympics. Anybody with a disability can succeed in sports. Thank you

This was an excellent night.  I remember a lot of things.  I shared rules of how we can be better attentive listeners and it was great to hear everyone's questions.  Nancy, one of the members said this group rocks.  I think so too.  I am happy to be a leader.  

As I recall some of the things we have talked about as a group I have not only taking each meeting seriously but I also have added things that are fun too.   Great times this year.


Last.  And I'm telling sara davis about this, I just looked on facebook and one of the osac members have stepped down.  I don't know if I mentioned anything about it or pip.   Maybe I haven't.   Basically OSAC is a program where an executive group learns different programs to help people with disabilities.  After being part of OSAC I wanted to find a way to help people.   It was later that I heard I could enroll in pip which is called Partners in Policy Making.   I learned so much that it would take me hours to explain.  I learned many things while I was there.   I learned that its important to listen to people before being a solution to a problem.  I learned that loneliness is the true disability.  I learned about an ISP.    There were many things that inspired me to be a leader.    When I started being a leader of unique advocacy supports group which was at the time the name of our group.    It was later that when I went to OSAC I shared everything about me to ryley newport who is the leader of OSAC.  He told me that I had an opportunity to be a better leader.   He said I should create a website for the group.  And I have.   This is the link to where you can find out everything about the group.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jacksoncountyselfadvocates/


Now to finish I want to share about something big that I just got told about.

So i had to step down from osac executive board and wanted to know if you would want my spot.

I said I wasn't sure.

Then she said:
your the one person i think would rock it!! But either way Osac will be lucky to have you
Then I said: What is your position that you were doing?

She said: Advocate at large

I have called her and asked what its about. She has nominated me to have that position. That means I can be honored as a member of the executive board. I originally was applying for sergeant in arms but I can't have both positions. I can only have one option.

I am going to keep track of what's going on in my life. I will post every sunday to keep you up to date. I wish you the best.

Eric Thompson

Sunday, July 10, 2016

State for Special Olympics 4th of July and Torch Run







These pictures are from state golf.

On the 4th of July I was wearing my captain america costume for the parade.    It was fun

The Torch Run went well.  I ran 20 miles from ashland to central point.  


For a long time my family has been in town.  It's been crazy.   For a month I was mostly finishing PIP and playing golf and spending time with family.   The kids are driving me crazy.    It's been a good summer.    Next up is something BIG!!!!

I AM BECOMING AN EMPLOYEE FOR ROGUE CREDIT UNION.   I am Excited.    I guess that's it for now.   More to come.

Eric