Every once in a while, we meet people so inspirational that they can change our lives in so many ways, often times without us even knowing. Recently, Ricky Campbell of The Register Citizen introduced us to one inspiring young man from Goshen who basically jumped on a plane and headed to Japan to help out with the relief efforts. What is perhaps most inspiring to me, is that this young man is also in his twenties, which gives new hope to the next generation of world leaders and model citizens.
Craig Bothroyd, 22 of Goshen, is surely the next world leader as he is helping make a difference in the lives of others after seeing the devastation unfolding in Japan after the 8.9 magnitude quake hit, not to mention possible nuclear devastation and the emotional tolls of the people of Japan.It takes a lot of guts, a lot of courage, and a lot of heart to go out of your way to help those that have been ravaged by natural events. Back in 2004, I was fresh out of high school when I moved to south Florida. After just two weeks in, I was already preparing myself to deal with 4 hurricanes that hit the coast of Palm Beach County where I had lived. After the hurricanes had come through, it was tough. It was an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. Those that had come to help found themselves trying to remain calm and strong for those that had lost so much. A young man like Craig certainly has the people of Litchfield County behind him as he takes on an enormous task of helping people to rebuild their lives from the ground up as they work to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.
You can read more about Craig from Ricky Campbell’s story in The Register Citizen. You can also read more about what Craig is doing straight from the source as Craig has put together a daily blog about his life in Japan.