How to Save a Life

I’m often fascinated by the stories of those who’ve helped at an accident, dragged someone from a burning building or jumped into water to save someone who’s drowning. The most common response when they’re being interviewed is that they don’t think of themselves as a hero. They’re only doing they believe anyone would do faced with the same situation.

If you were walking past someone in danger you’d step in and help wouldn’t you? If you knew you could save their life wouldn’t you step up?

You may have never walked past people in developing nations who need someone to step in and save their life … but I have … and I’m hoping you’ll help me save some lives today through Compassion.

Having seen first hand, both in Haiti and Dominican Republic, how effective Compassion’s work is, I am determined to do what I can to help. That’s why from the 10th to the 12th of February I’ll once again be taking part in the 25000 Spins Great Ocean Road Challenge.

I’ll be riding 290 kilometres and battling some serious hills over three days and I need your support. By sponsoring my efforts on the challenge you’ll be releasing children from poverty. You’ll be giving children a real chance at life. Please visit my fundraising page and make a contribution. Maybe you can afford to sponsor me for a dollar a kilometre, maybe 50 cents a kilometre, or perhaps you’d just like to donate $10, $20, $50 or any other amount. My overall target is $2500 so I have a long way to go.

Please help me save some lives. Please make your donation, large or small, and then share this post in as many ways as you can so that more people will get on board and more lives will be saved. And whether you feel like it or not, I reckon that would make you a hero.

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About the author

Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist and blogger from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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2 Comments

  • Praying that our Friend & His assistants will travel with you, to help, strengthen & protect 🙂 Not an easy road to ride but I hope you enjoy the scenery & that, along with the funds raised, makes it all worthwhile!

    • Thanks Glenda. I appreciate your good wishes.

      You’re right that it’s not an easy road. I’m trying to get in some hills practice in the next few weeks. 🙂