Damon Bruce Show Hour 1

The Damon Bruce Show
Wednesday, October 11th

Damon is joined by Warriors rookie, Jordan Bell, and then gets a special in-studio guest, Arthur Renowitzky, of the 'Life Goes On Foundation'.


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Around thanks so much for stopping on by today good. See you good well I can actually see you but I guess do you Gionta and her vision and pocono and I can see you know. Like romper room again hello which owns its own hello Al behead I can see the wind is. Blowing in stiffly at Wrigley Field it is one nothing mess. That is in the bottom of the fifth inning right there we'll keep you updated on that one bends over us Denon get overdo it and 888957. About seven always number we get an awful lot talk about today we had a great guest list starting in just. A moment or two. Fresh off the practice court. Jordan Belle of the Golden State Warriors is gonna join us in. 05 minutes from right now. Later on this hour a very special guest is gonna join us in studio a young man that you may have never heard of may be read the markets. Spears piece about him. Are sir rental what's key is going to join us. He was a lifetime athlete. He is a guy who is now confined to permanently tool wheelchair. Due to gunplay. That he had nothing to do with. Anyone head and has started a fantastic charity. It is. Connecting with the Bay Area athletes Kevin Durant Marshawn Lynch you're getting involved with this young man and he was in the other day getting 84. Of the station and we had the opportunity to just say hello. And so I'd love to come on and today we couldn't get the run somewhere to meet Marshawn Lynch I said what's okay. The single best excuse I've ever heard somebody give back to me why they can't join me on the show that day. But I might if you ever get the chance to come back in combat and he's gonna come back in a little bit later on this hour looking forward to it might Jim from pac twelve networks. Morgan also talked to Bruce Jenkins a little bit later on today as well it's going to be in good fun show good afternoon. We want to remind you again you can go to 957 the game. Dot com. Go ahead and make a donation. To all the services and what's going on. We is that these northern California wildfires which continued to spread horrific leak bits now I believe bigger than. Any new Oakland fire they went through an early ninety's the hills fire this is now. A key aides devastating I mean like the chances of you knowing someone. Yes that is been. Deeply affected by this it is very very good I know I know people who've been deeply affected by this. And if you can do whatever you can to make a donation. To offer up a little help. A little support whether it be financial. Or you know you you go to Costco and you buy an extra Pallet of bottled water Smith put on trucks on the north. On anything you can do to. Help. People are still displaced. 21. People being killed from the fires. Thousands of structures burned down the I mean it's just devastating so yeah any feed it toiletries as the little things blanket clothing think of children. All the way to our senior citizens absolutely you know everyone who needs a little something sometimes sounds good we can help you know. Teddy bear fur kid do absolutely no longer able to go home and sleep in their home badly there's no such thing is not doing enough. I saw that the Bay Area teams. A lot of the many ways also I'm gonna all of them. On the yeah. Made eight foreigner and 50000 dollar collected donation. In late individually to their each donating I'd say like victory lap that all you can collectively it feels like you're gone a little short there. 450000 dollars doesn't cover the cost of one rebuild of one single house is not one common area and now in the Bay Area is so you know I hope that this will be. Even more. Even more. On an opportunity for you to step forward and make a donation. The guy here on the tax line. Someone who is just head in the sand. Incapable of functioning in 2017. And a level of awareness says Damon this is a sports station can you lead the Second Amendment out of this. Let's talk to the guy who was shot and still is a bullet in his spinal cord. About what she thinks and thinks. Tell the guy who's paralyzed for the rest of his life in a wheelchair to lead the Second Amendment out of it as he talks about his charity in what he's trying to do to prevent gun violence you'd. Don't. One he wasn't an athlete himself and you know and there's a bunch of athletes in the Bay Area that are. Puppet on boarding supporting his charity so there is a sports tion as well so. Either way. It's worth a listen. Look if you wanna find out if you're a moron ask yourself how do you use the phrase stick to sports. At any point in time in your life to any journalist in any direction. As if I'm charging you for this contact this is free to many don't like it change the station beat it don't come back I don't care. We are going to talk about big picture reality that affect us especially on a day were were inviting my guest in. Who always had his life. Permanently changed. Over a random shooting as he was walking out of the club in San Francisco. Yeah so she can talk about what ever damn well he pleases. Period and then the story. Another question here is Dan Weiss Jonas boys so different she's got a deep voice now she sounds like Elena. Doesn't little bit like a lineup. Just a little. I'd sound better our diet like I'm almost back to my fat what you're battling a cold and now you're also I think being affected by what they're saying is some of the worst air pollution. We never senior northern California due to these fired. I literally was already in Los Angeles for like four days so I just had supplied an age as I'm very sensitive to stuff like that it happens every time things like the top and bottom line she keeps on. Didn't blondes in Britain belongs and this is what happens to your voice when you abuse at this every time we have an interview at the record day I got there and smoke at all. Right and that's that's why Elaine has got their Kathleen Turner voice because she's smoking and five packs a day. So yes I'm sick but I'm still here you are still here you're battling and we do appreciate that we're gonna talk about NFL players either. Going away quietly you're standing together and showing resolve we're gonna talk about. How Shanahan. Other Shanahan. We'll be standing on the sideline looking adoring lean. At his opposing quarterback that he's about to face a mean Kirk cousins and Kyle Shanahan what do I told you the two of them ran out. And hugged each other pregame when you only makes. We're gonna see how this all goes. We have to see how this whole thing bogus. What if it's just with what offense to the point where Kyle Shanahan. Doesn't even pay attention. To Brian Moyer is just sit there like. Arms. Like twisting up a phone call word like you know someone looking for data on a Friday night like his heels locked in rocking together on a bed just like. Undercurrent. Where there's a lot of love there. What if they're playing love songs what does he goes all one Richie nominees like. Been a long time. We'll get to all of that today we got a fantastic show for you we're going to be looking at young quarterbacks were going to be looking at old quarterbacks were to be looking at who needs a quarterback we're gonna ask ourselves why is Carlos. Hiding. Get it so far he has. Tony good times to get any great times today were also going to let you know that we have a permanent replacement for ros gold on more day now and I think we're going to be talking with her soon but not today. Her name is Terrence Burke. She's been hired by NBC sports to be the warriors knew sideline reporter hopefully she. Is ready to fulfill some. Really big yeah Christiana really really big shoes. Kerry and never heard that name before I was about to say so do you think that someone wanted to name her Karen or Meredith and this is what they decided. Who knows that it's definitely weren't asking we will blacks is unique I wanna completion commend the only thing I'm pretty sure about is one of her parents were happy that's all I know. That's all I know with a name like that hey we have got. Jordan bell. Warriors rookie joining us for the very first time off the practice court today he's obviously assimilating himself into the NBA lifestyle he is getting himself already for opening night which believe it or not is next Tuesday we are going to see the warriors. Take on the Sacramento Kings Friday little dress rehearsal the final pre season game in the this all starts for real Tuesday night against the rockets what his role be how he's assimilating in. Let's or about to find out. Warriors second round draft pick the only draft pick that they made is Jordan belt. The reigning pac twelve defensive player of the year out or again and he is now a Golden State warrior Jordan how. Are you a moral order to a great man don't really good thanks so much for joining me. Just four months ago you're a college kid. You're hanging out in Eugene your with your friends your order in pizza you're watching football on the couch and where now you're on an NBA team. Debt is as big is the New York Yankees have never bend. How much of a war wins is this band for you. Com or moved up a bit of a pick or lower I'll outlaw EG Norton. Oakland California Arnold the third term went out on the all stars. And BP you know but look where that here code that only a bit ago period could go it's. You stepped into that practice gym you're surrounded by future hall of famers you're so runner by some of the great basketball players living and playing today. Is it intimidating. Is it something that you have like where Bayesian blend for a little while you don't wanna show too much your personality. Your weight that. Asserted to pick your moments like what is. Like to be. With these guys and you know a fitting end to a hall of fame caliber team. Our home won't all of we will gullible are shown no goal marginal player and Arnold. No I ask you might be on the same order of both our modern deferred their part way where are are we got all the guards the other ones are. Other desolate but the moment came to realize our realized you know institute a light I was on the Ehrlich Harold an article to a data points are much. But I wanna do to shut down and so you are coming to fight so back within you get over it and the couple police. He beat my whole adult group Buick I know each other are black. So often look around like the third part guard or recount the mood been around him on all of them mullet lives in white. Combat yeah bark. I'm gonna require him right out girl. Go out to open quite. Oh that organ an on popping up in 13 countries can work cut and not open close. Everything is so it really moved you right now I don't. I'm almost knocked out or not an arm type economic gooch you don't play until market low bear market movement. Nice did you take yourself he would anyone in shooting down to your friends like how you like me now. Not out there I don't wanna beat another album out but actual street -- smell the fresh yeah there's Luke well I'm definitely not on the auto I don't put out mono are back. It is bigger picture. On Myanmar girlfriend are tied her. Oh we know. You make him Oklahoma how proud of the poker girl might make it our players a book out of order. Very nice Jordan bill heard of the Golden State Warriors and you just answered one of my questions I was gonna ask you do you have a girlfriend if you got kids and you just said to you brought your girlfriend to China what was that experience like. Oh definitely definitely that you like you do your own ballot where. A lot of mud down farm but though it a lot of mount laurel and of those bunkers you are there arguing it. Couldn't really you don't go a lot of parents waited outside. So there are rumors seller talker in a row one on one arm and could of been quicker so what will be the dark also notes. While Washington ordered blue go to Europe. Exert. What was the biggest culture shock to being in China. Our home probably have been people of other regard our record like there are a lot of people of their bloated. You don't notice them boy does she get there are a mute about all fairly short period they're over what it. There's quite. Three. White. Are you doing in the eye or Craig Conroy a month you born. Similar to do it let it W buck or are they out their all. Of about all of quite a while Lloyd diplomatic perspectives. Yeah someone once told me Dylan you don't know what crowded is until you know I don't Beijing. Trip a purpose and renew your circuit Ricardo what are your record. So Jordan take me back to draft day. You're sitting around do you know the you have warriors targeting you are are are are you regretting your choice to come out thinking like. I might not go here I might not get picked I I don't know what what was that daylight for you and then to finally. Like come out of it was that the best golden ticket in the entire record glass like you get to jump right to the front of the line. Yeah so perimeter plus a slight my. But not very America very we were both. Ordered all lewd and all of police are you like yet about the car market out there that relate to working out we're like the people there are rated. Yeah like a part or go right to me like all the teams can watch or electrical load centers. We're sort of not or who you know and you don't know light. They want to be honest about who live round draft pick on who they wanna be growing body you know you'll remember you don't think I'm gonna. Somewhere in the late twenties or guarantor news. And so got my when I found though. I think around 22 great battle them on the first round third monitor you want me. Alone might be called you lord appeared on appeared to doubt or to order a big one of them would normally get picked and I don't say you. So I'm just waiting in my garage like out completely left my duck or does it matter and quite frustrated with and event on. Look at Google the third seventh pick I do powdered. And my agent called me you'll like them sorry Columbia light while but the jacket today. Oh I got a little garlic that I like that commitment and we barely. I disarming candor is our question Airbus is. So goblins while my alma we. I felt like out two billion oppression quite unique. Five years who ordered the float on water but I do quite well respect but it you know what are dropping. Totally totally backfired. And you black arm of the devastated California might want to talk about I. Why would Bono do like are on the amount to use open and they elected but they'll look at mark article or in a much wired. I'm not on the output of one computer governor go on the political angle or you're not like. They don't they weren't recruited 38 straight in art under. Drama own crisis. It's I go on the run around the garden no word of our school coach coach go to vote. Like an out of the garage you know we're gonna try to hard very hard. The book they like the that there are really good complement around. They're very who thought they get home from my agent might think you present low block and third. I go back at the deduct part of a mole com leader. And I got a cool but the thirty picker and unable to let produced very. Our own code they go home. And then we agreement on display it I don't know what ever happened quite they actually don't learn New York so I everybody excited polite. Utility weren't as the fighter can be but I was both more than our own throat when and I'm white collar choir acquire without butter reduced. Knowing what I liked what murdered contracted. Out might rule on a double BP put the lord is what the draft pick and we're back when they waited for a period. Mom I cry and brother Edward oatmeal and all that both of those well that would look. On its fantastic or it's a great story you've ended up. In such a great situation I'm sure your fully aware of what this is from a basketball standpoint you're learning the personalities in Utah have been working. In and around the warriors for the better part of like 1215 years. Raymond Ridder Steve Kerr Bob Myers these guys are rarer like to be that cool and calm and be able to talk about just about anything like we are. I'm wildly impressed with how cool. The decision makers are and how relatable and normal Steve current Bob Myers can be. And I hope you lose your finding out all this to like tell someone. Is cool or Jack off within about terror too doggone much tell your guys laid back guy I'm guessing you're picking up all of that from them aria. When everybody here where we've where you are remote. Since July 830. And fear like nobody thinks they're like the matter bloody muddy don't care what. But anyone who worked on the train or plane so they're quite the Kurds arc who talked on the court. You know like we want our opinion on everything was measured and like it's what you don't use quite ready to Wear it our way. All right Bob what you train and wake him talk about your little bird. And you know it is just it is greatly reduced blood or other Olympic combined. Lenient when being wiped out governor good spark her. Jordan bell. Rookie for the Golden State Warriors had Steve or Bob Orr coach Adams anybody on this he told you about how you're going to be phased in to. A rotation and they told you like be ready at the end of the first quarter be ready to beginning of the second quarter like patty how do you expect to be used to hearing your rookie year on such a talented and loaded team. Oh you have no idea what it yet or are ordered the boy. I mean you do have plenty more Mara. You're quite the I get by the real party gave dot org or corder computer. So our own hopefully you know the Buick are you gaining more and more minutes. Arm by the word clues. DiMarco pulled off third third and shut the anymore with the ball harder so I'll by the right now it there's no. Yeah impunity pain I did not admit that you're both playing time where they're gonna. A duke always make sure margin vertigo or where but they've both. Conference defensive player of the year Jordan is if you don't shoot a single shot your rookie year. And just rebound and play defense like you're gonna be in the perfect situation. You've already shown if I can call it the rapid law. Which one you're summer league games we'll get five points eleven boards five assist by steal six blocks like that's a little bit everywhere man. Yeah that grew up without a flood got a great group anyway. What everything you need at the moment I've been met but I try to do. Own other we are and my I don't bit at a certain player book. Amid ongoing like Morgan I I've I had to deal won't score card not your garden but Blair rather we guard are very. Our own borders been vocal leader on it is an energy we do whatever they know in the Islamic hypocritical thing why. A bomb do you make it my god made that shot I'm an Olympic although the bloggers like put. If bill to direct impact with the leaders unquote I'm also a moral good a good do you want. You address Monday green have a lot in common you excelled in your. Owned conferences you were passed over by a lot of NBA teams he got that second rounder chip on your shoulder decent defense first player there ever was one is that is he a guy who you really pattern. What you wanna be after like it if if at the end of the rookie season. People like you know one man he's dream on green light he's you remember these other dream on green like that would be awesome if that's what happened to what you want to see happen. All me unpalatable but look what where karma can be our blog include. You know are there compared to their market where our. I mean I know about a betting had always very hurtful guard what people. Yeah go all great there. Unbelievable about our Q so. Obviously to be electronic so long armed. But army or other BR I'm long out or. Our we're we're similar players look different thing done so alone again compliment the end. Lamar wiped out your current period but I made a Bennett former duke but but are these I don't wanna live among those who do you know what that I kind of where. Do you ever find yourself at the end of practice. Just watching staff go through his own personal three point shooting drilling taken yourself AM. Near record crest to record my career out of luck we've Kevin do you lose by one don't want some regard. That is gonna drug and probably didn't look like they're a bit about what Nomar. These each better picture and it didn't look humble and more what you go to. Jordan go the Golden State Warriors here on the Damon Bruce show. But he got a lot of friends and family coming out for opening night. Very. You're welcome mark southern Dugard. They don't know why take you ain't cheap anyway all programs. So clerk go a couple of from the Peter Carter you know record. Well hey man we really enjoyed meeting you for the first time we look forward to following your entire career here may and we look forward to what your rookie season I think you're in. A better situation. Than anybody else in the NBA as far as stepping into the NBA situations dictate careers as much his talent is much is coaching. And you're in an awesome situation you seem like two great young man Jordan were excited for you thank you very much for coming on the show today. Best to lock. Thank you consider background there. That's a bright future right there and the old fashioned saying in radios can you hear the smile like I can hear that guy smiled nicely decided. He is happy to be here and and why wouldn't he be he's in the single best situation. Any rookie I think any sport could possibly be and coming up next an incredible tale. A story of perseverance once it's certainly going to inspire you I'm want you to stick around to hear about my new friend our third run away its key who's got an unbelievable foundation in a very good cause that I want you to stick around for here on the day membership. Adapted to demon through shell on 95 point seven. It's great to have you here thanks so much for stopping none by today and I want those certainly extend that to tune. Our next guest is name is our third runway its key key is a motivational speaker he has an unbelievable foundation that it's called life goes on he inspires. High school students college students and business people. He inspires an awful lot of these sports stars that you look for and towards for inspiration here in the Bay Area as well his story. It's hard wrench and and when we originally met last week. It was great two on meet you as you were. Moving through the office basically getting a little bit of the tour I don't know who you were here to see but I'm glad we met and I've been waiting to talk to you ever since we did Arthur thank you so much for coming in. Really appreciate it glad to bring your gorgeous girlfriend Gloria witty as well. I'm I'm. Very happy to be here thank you Denver some huge fan of the show I've been watching you for years and morals huge sports fanatic you know. Raiders days warriors especially and does just. You know amazing India today thank you have. Wow look it's great to have view your story is sit is an amazing story I just wanna read it on the pamphlet that you actually gave me that promotes life goes on that these charity that you have sounded didn't and run with Gloria to raise awareness for. Well really it's like gone awareness. It's. It's. It didn't you'll go ahead and tell us what it's what it's for so I yeah life goes on foundation is a nonprofit organization that started after my injury. I.s for spinal cord injury awareness. I'm you know violence prevention for youth. And just to promote a positive active healthy lifestyle. To the next generation coming up we have. You know multiple programs like speaker series we actually just. God and today it finished at but I do and speaking engagement before we got here at my old high school and it's just to use. Ash waste from what's high school. I Castro Valley High School dish out I would rather than like a golden knights the any trends aren't the trojans enter a Trojan has K okay gout drug go trojans Castro Valley we see you. In 2007. You're exceeding. A club here in San Francisco Bay random stranger walked up to you in an attempt to rob you. Shot you. The bullet is still in your spinal cord. Spend a long time in the hospital and when you woke up on Christmas Eve after a medically induced coma. You were given the news on Christmas CD were paralyzed from. The chest down. You just talk us through that emotion in that time and and what that was like three. Yeah like like I said we met last week Damon and around. The injury happened you know they think happened actually right down the street from here. And it gave me chills to come here last week and the first time I met you but it also then you chose this second time coming around here. I'm. You know. Twenty years old I was walking on the street in Amman in my own business and just like census gun violence happens. You know all the time it seems now you know. Was walking on the street met a stranger ran out shot me tip my a lot of which at twenty dollars and me and ran off. And you know that bully changed my life forever a girl passing my entire life play sports. Thanks for a while played basketball did track and field. And when I bullet hit my spine. You know I hit the ground instantly. And my first reaction is to get up and runaway. I'll play cabin door and you know my entire life you know doing suicides and springs was right. At this mommy and I couldn't I couldn't move and down. Yes thankfully a in paramedics came it put me on stretchers they put me NAND listening semi straight to USF school general hospital. If this happened December 2 a member around right before going into surgery. My mom coming out to me since small prayer for me Sonoma Nissan and that's the last thing I remember I ended up in going into a coma and when I woke up doctors pretty much told me I would never walk and they also told me that I would never possibly never talk again. I tricking my American Jews in I wasn't speaking at the time so the wrong written communiques the paper thin and my you know. First reaction was I wanna walk again I want to get out and I don't walk at his hospital bed but. You know no matter how hard I tried to you know my legs moving and it was. It was a tough. Tough thing to swallow at such a young age you know just turned twenty years old. Just starting off my wife and since his gun violence happened. And that's the fork in the road more you can either. Pretty much spiral into way. Incredibly understandable. Personal depression and it keeps you an invalid the rest to your life or. You can do what you didn't. Get in that wheelchair get out and start effecting change and it's amazing that you've done that. Your foundation is now used to create awareness to bring people together and you have been. Basically chosen by Bay Area athletes is someone that's inspiring them would you tell us and I I read the mark come the him Marc spears piece. The Marcus Spears piece that he did about you. Tell us about meeting Kevin Durant. I'll I guess there's some huge warriors fan don't follow the wars fan since I was a case yeah yeah I keep on seeing pictures Zealand kings jerseys. Macedonia and that's the reason the reason for that that play with the Sacramento Kings wheelchair basketball team and data values where census kind of it's a weird situation with. I'm I was on its efforts Cisco when he first cited come of the warriors is a free agent. And it was like his first week here I ended up bumping into home. An off places who might close antenna could go identical shot or worrying where you party and miles down the street from here the night club is called temple. I'll get intraday yet read that now hit so I ran into a mad at temple and down. Actually out. There was use and a separate table with security I went out. I'm an elder ropes so thorough spray everywhere you VIPs go behind overrode his idea how. When multiple security and in as I was going out so long and actually had to go up to three stairs so I. Ask the people who live near the stairs in other scares are gonna stop me from saying hello to you why almost. Amazing basketball players there is out there I sucked down the stairs and then security Staten sells another. I was glad to go another hurdle yet another hurdle that breakthrough that. Told my wanted to meet Kevin Durant in eight. Told me no. I'm Katie sunny talk until then and then he walked over and said no it's okay with that blessing led eleven Sarah let them throw. It's yeah I made it quick I just wanted to you know welcome to the Bay Area let them know you know. We're happy to have gone and done. You know one thing that I gave him as a life goes congress spent. Grounds not my own hands and done it's it's your version of the live strong wrist bands who wins no doping or. Steroids involved if I continue. And that quick story behind that life goes on Greenspan reason why we pass out some many two very youth you know all of that. All of their country actually but the when I was in the hospital and I welcome back McComb on entertainment and talk to me says you know we're. You know life goes on keep pushing don't ever give up in him yet a wrist and then he made us so life goes on so. I got that idea from doing that but I gave Katie the wrist band off off my wrist. And you tell me you know he's you know I'm not aware at this season and it's. Yeah did he gave a war and all season here are things any yet lord and down as something that you know every time I outlast the game and see him winning. Yeah I resist. Push even harder today to get my movement out there to spread awareness about spinal cord injuries and just to spread a positive message to everyone. You've inspired a lot of people a lot of people who inspired you on a talk about your speaking engagements I wanna talk about this wheelchair basketball game that you're going to be hosting and putting on and we'll talk about how people can get involved and learn more about you and then we'll come back to talk a little bit about the progress. In spinal cord research and where you really think this all goes now that the future seems to be here medically. And stick around we've got much more coming up with our guest right now is name is Arthur ran a whiskey an unbelievable story stay tuned here tonight five point seven game. Fact redeemed through shock on 95 point seven this game. Our guest here in studio we're very happy to have him and his girlfriend Gloria and studio's name is Arthur Renwick speak. But life goes on foundation is pays. He was shot in 2007. Adults age. Devastating spinal cord injury which she is since. Moved on from in an inspirational way and is helping people get over there injuries by keeping them active in getting them involved in wheelchair basketball. You are a member you decide you just always on the got to know or through that every NBA team. Has a wheelchair basketball team as well. You've been playing for the kings team from the warriors have a team as well beaten every team in the NBA has won in Dallas is so what you said 117 in a row at. Dallas is the team to be their number one in the nation now Lisa when something Dallas. Diagonal right it does Cleveland the kings are we know we're number three in the nation and that you know got a great group of guys and you know. Let my team needs and looking forward to this season coming no better training camp coming up this week and definitely looking forward to share that you came in today is not the chair you play desert now announced that this is. What we call every day will chair and then we have are on basketball chair which is you know usually top of the line where strapped in completely the wheels there. You know I'm slanted. Pulling Nike swoosh is overhead. I. If there is sponsoring a hey I saw the man wants a sponsor and I tell you what there's someone who's run a charity right there he knows how this works tell us about life goes on and the work to your foundation is doing and tell us a little bit about this tournament he's got planned coming up. I definitely so life goes on foundation we have a few programs. I'm the number one program that we have is our us it's pushing for change speaker series will be the high schools and middle schools. Just cause we talked to around. Basketball football teams and usually try to get our message out to the use and when listening that would love to you know have us come out of left did you know partner with you. I second program is on adaptive sports awareness. I would love you know open now wheelchair basketball awareness you know all as well as other wheelchair sports we have an event coming up it's on October 28 to either this month to Saturday and Saturday October 28 from my one to five at Laney college. The road warriors wheelchair basketball team will be playing his arm you know my team the kings wheelchair basketball team and left for everybody to come out it's going to be a great cause we invited some nice special celebrity guests to be there. Guys like Matt Barnes sounds. Some of the warriors hopefully we'll be there they have a day off so hopefully we can get him not to come out and. You're actually gonna sit them down and make them play from the chair exactly mainland did you know. If we want them to come out and you know get get a taste of our world then and how we play and you know it's it's an amazing sport is something that is got me out of you know some tough times you know right after my injury. You know I just filthy depression jerk you know it was tough you know they getting back to my roots of of being active and playing sports. You know sports and wheelchair basketball or one of the things that really kept me you know can be moving and stay positive. By the way got someone here on the tax money says is a former high school teammate of yours sand. Arthur was our sporting are starting corner in high school undersized but balled out. Pentagon could got a good scouting report that's a good scouting report as far from. Then. When you play against. Teams your teammates to yourself I'm guessing just a commonality the U wall share. As an awful lot to do with inspiring your selves and each other god. How what what is that the proper 2017. Lexicon. For your situation. Handicapped wheelchair bound how would you describe yourself. I am I moved. Say we are you know. We are able you know K okay where where where we had abilities that you know we never thought we would ever have. You know once his first started I went once this happened to us let. I'm done things that. I could never imagine doing a wheelchair. And it's and it's it's amazing the people that we need to team is that we have we all get together we practice really inspire each other because we've. You have into so much believe you know worked together to overcome obstacles and help each other out which is you know I think. You know the meaning of a true team and done you know love I love you guys are playing with and the people that meet. On the data we met here in the studio you couldn't come in and do you show your single best excuse for why I had to leave I never heard you're going to meet Marshawn Lynch about getting him involved in your foundation tell us about that made it. And meeting would be Simonyi was that was my first time a little out there is an. Have an M media days. It was there you know great meeting and done you don't have them on board to give part of our it's far ten year anniversary gala like I said my Japanese and 2007 December 23. I walked out of a coma Sunday December 23 this year we have used ten year anniversary gala left free to be a part of it Bruce now. We would bloody gunshot wounds yes we'd love to Brandon a query out to the other series to have won a senior whenever we can do to help they did sounds great to meet. Where are we on spinal cord research I'm sure you are. Is up to date is humanly possible in the progress that's being made is stem cell research going to be an answer to a question it's never really had an answer what where where is the home. United are really don't know as far as you know stem cell research tift if that's. That's fully gonna break do I really we really hope it is you know I have friends that have flown outside of the country to Germany to get this procedure done stem cell research. You know Kobe went to get his knees fixed. So you know it found its its a big hope for us on. You know so my friends have gone. Seemed little tidbits and no return. Leg it's in the beginning stages and done you know I actually. I'm hoping for anything whether it's say and medical breakthrough you know AA has a brand new Iron Man suit that comes out. I actually do walk and I use an axle skeleton you know I am paralyzed from the chest down completely. I'm a walking in actual skeleton suit we get huge campaign twice fifteen. Cause I walk again campaign. Where a buddy of mine. Castro actually height from. Mexico to Canada to raise tell me raise 80000 pounds to get this robotic actual skeleton suit wow. And down it was just. You know to get in that suit for the first time I'm I'm walking in here and I detail. You know that there is behind me to stop. And and dive teams condom off and that's south. How powerful it was seemed to be able to get back on my feet you know after eight years of being paralyzed so of course in May must have been chosen just you know rising from just. Standing again. What do you. Hope is the future of your foundation wall what would you like to see this become twenty years from now life goes on is. Blank. One life goes on a given affect people worldwide. You know this. Injury in a doesn't happen to just people in the Bay Area happens all over all over the world. And you know there's so many people out there that need help and Neil brandished that need attention. Where you know they're just. You know a day away from him from you know given out and done. So it's it's it's something that I wanna deal but it has not just thousands of people you know millions of people. On with our foundation we've been over the speed 250000. Affront to 50000 youth in person's life. But I wanna grow that number it's a million not only keep working at their goal you know it's my motivation my inspiration every day if you dare wake up. This is always on my mind. Your best and most attentive audience juvenile delinquents good kids to get straight days of high school kids middle school kids kindergartners. Professional athletes they talk with who who do you think Hume you know when whenever you go in and present. What you have. Putting it the biggest reaction from. I am today was great you know I've spoken more high school and these are in the entire senior class of 2018. And you can hear a pin drop and I was you know all the tension and an eye is drawn us to you know what I'll share my story and share what our mission is. I'm but also spoke at juvenile halls to Wear in other big mission that is cased allows kids in the groups you know they are. Quiet and there are intensive and their listening. Because they might have been you know one of the guys on the other side of the gun. So it's it's something that come in have been a little effect in entice people but. You know it even have a conversation with K do you guys like Steffi and sharing with with commissioners of the Bowden you know what has happened to me it was a two month starting this foundation name. They're you know just onboard it as as thin as the youth or as well. The topic of guns Arthur is is obviously a third rail for so many people you know if you touch it you're bound to get shocked them on. I I you know I believe then. Protection so I believe in regulations. We see what happens in Las Vegas would happen to you I think you have earned the right to say what every one on the topic. Where are you on this topic what would you like to see done because obviously changes something you're trying to affect. Who. Definitely. You know my main thing right now is just speaking out as much as we can't of the younger generation coming up. Young guns are gonna get into the wrong hands on you know we can. Try to pass stricter laws which I would like to see as well but you know guns they are still gonna get in the wrong hands and and I think a great. Quote I once heard his laws only apply to law abiding citizens. Their craft an and that's how it is they speak into the youth I feel like it is very important is it the next leaders out. You know they are the ones I can make change into this world. On coming out and done. Yes just something that you know speaking out to guys like you know public figures like Cady and you know aunt. I'm sure you guys my another reason why he wears number 35. Is it a friend who was killed and his it is mentor and coach high school coach. Similar my situation was leaving. You know game I think it was and you know was shot and robbed and few in making unfortunately at that data data 35 Sessler. Katie is Kerry didn't and number out to out insult careers okay senior and the warriors of course. Yes something that we need to put more awareness out there and don't speak to youth and and let you know to know your surroundings and really didn't know that does gun violence stuff is not cool and it is affecting people's lives every single day it didn't only affect mine you know affected my mom. I'm my Brothers it was a domino effect and it's something that you know is it is is needs to be addressed. I think you've affected a lot of lives just over the last two segments radio you are someone who is. Incredibly gifted to share your own story India related bull kind face that people can and take geek. Touchy subject in embrace around you've got a lot of things going for you man glory your fantastic thank you so much for coming in as well a real pleasure to meet you. It's the last chance to plug away. Plug away plug away your website your foundation anything you want where can people learn more how can people get involved how can people get tickets. To your end of the year gala. Yes thank you so you can log onto our website it's www. LG OF dot org. You can also just does it's Google's search life goes on foundation and the website will pop up every ten year anniversary gala coming out. Would love for you guys to be a part of the we're currently looking for volunteers. You know auction items as well far silent auction. And you know we're lucky to be a part of it also the celebrity who's for awareness wheelchair basketball game at the end of this month October 20 days. I'm more information can be on our web site you can find out he'd liked and on social media as well. I'm my instant and they sound they are my initials and then they are done inspiration and also our life goes on his life goes on project stuff. So the school wants to have you committed to each other students that's how they find you as well there's a teacher listening go to the website and this would be amazing I wish mine. My son my nieces nephews everyone is put our lists leaner would sit down and talk teak is. You're such an inspiration. Thank you yes I really precise area you see in him. Yeah you can lettuce or log onto the web side and on there's a booking info we just typing you name me and your phone number will contact you don't. To set that up to make it happen in part Europe's. We can really do is just bring glory would you out on stage okay life goes on second and look what I did I'm become much different is it just took a life officially goes. This man's got it I don't know it is but he has it hey I thank you so much for coming in today Arthur we do a ton of disposable. Nonsensical all sports really don't matter in the grand scheme of thing interviews it's not often that we do something. That really I think speaks. To the times that we're living in and hit my heart Jian is hard the audience's heart you were very cool guy with an awesome foundation. And this is the first of several meetings that we are going to have thank you so much for coming in tonight looking forward to a thank you so much really appreciated get involved. Old GO LF dot org and anyone who wants to see it his name is are the Wren whiskey just the coolest guy you're going to meet doing good work thank you so much for coming in our third we will get back to the nonsense that we normally talk about in just a moment.