At recent wrestling event in Port Hope, Ontario, Cody Deaner was pleasantly surprised by a a woman he'd never met, but was deeply connected to Cody's fundraiser for Camp BUCKO through his "Giv'er for Charity" campaign.
Cody told the following story on his Facebook fan page:
"Sometimes the world tells you you’re doing something right...
In August I announced I’d be raising money for Camp BUCKO throughout August & September with my “Giv’er for Charity” campaign. When I made the announcement, I was put in contact with Magdalena De Vries... a woman who is a burn survivor & went to Camp Bucko in her youth.
I connected with Maggie online and she told me about how amazing and life-changing Camp Bucko was for her. It helped solidify in my mind that I knew I had made the right choice of charity.
Last weekend, I wrestled in a crazy match at the Port Hope Fair where I wrestled all over the carnival (you can see clips of this madness here: https://youtu.be/rYrNMUycuWU)
After my match, a woman approached me and said, “Hi, I’m Maggie.” It took me a minute to realize who she was. “Whoa... you’re MAGGIE!” I said, “What are you doing here?!”
“I work right there,” she said, pointing over to one of the food booths.
Wow. What are the odds? That day I wrestled right beside her booth, then set up a table raising money for Camp Bucko right beside her booth! THEN... she went and grabbed a shirt to give me as a gift... one of her camp shirts that she wore as a youth attending camp. Unreal.
Sometimes I question if my charity work is really making all that much of a difference. I don’t raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and I’m not a big time celebrity.
But I took this as a sign from the Big Man Upstairs that I’m on the right track... and what I’m doing matters. Sometimes the world is trying to tell you something. I’ve learned it’s best to listen.
Thank you so much for the gift Maggie. It means a lot.
And thanks to everyone who has given money toward the “Giv’er for Charity” campaign the last few months. I’ll be raising $ for Camp BUCKO at all my shows right up until the end of September.
Keep givin’er guys. 🤘
Click HERE to learn more about the GIV'ER FOR CHARITY campaign.
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