In January of 2010, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Uganda. It was a trip that forever changed my life. It opened my eyes to a world that I never knew existed. It opened my eyes to things that I thought only existed in a National Geographic special. A world where people actually live in mud huts. A world where children are literally starving. Where the nearest water source is a mile away. And you'll get sick if you drink it. A world where orphans are raised by the village. A world rampaged by AIDS, malaria, and thousands of other things I couldn't even imagine.
There was a moment during that trip where I sat on a bus and stared out the window at a young man that was about my same age. I looked at him as he lay under a tree in complete exhaustion. It was a defining moment in my life. A moment where I realized that everything I had was completely by the grace of God. I understood that I was no different than he. That I certainly had not done anything to deserve to be born in the United States with endless opportunities placed in front of me. It was the moment when I realized that I wanted to do something to try and help the less fortunate of the world. That I wanted to make a difference because of what I had been given.
With that in mind, I started Three Avocados. It's my goal to create something bigger than myself...something that can have a lasting impact on the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the less fortunate. And I ask you to join me. I can't do it alone, but together...together we can.
Remember that we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to chose how we eat because of the plentiful choices we have in the United States. We chose to eat clean, others do not have that choice.
Let's start by giving the choice of clean water!