It's impossible to properly thank all of these amazing people in one message, and it would suck to miss anyone. But at the same time it would be a shame not to try, considering that possible has just been so recently redefined!
Outstanding support also came from KPMG staff; Sunrise Medical; and the Research In Motion staff, especially Thorsten Heins who provided me with the wonderful opportunity to speak at Blackberry World (I carried all of RIM's support up the mountain with me, and I thank you for the Playbook!) and Sarah Moote for all of her support.
Of course we couldn't have survived without the expertise of Mountain Equipment Co-op staff, and a special thanks to David Labistour. We also relied on Patagonia for some of the gear we needed to succeed, and for this we are so very grateful.
A special "thank you" goes to Yoel and Eva Haller, Chair of the U.S. board of directors for Free The Children, for all of your incredible support. Thanks as well to Jacki Kelly and Universal McCann; to the city of Seattle; to the team at Facebook; and to Don Morrison, who is such a huge champion. I really can't thank Don and his wife Debbie enough for truly cheering me along the way.
There were so many wonderful individuals and families who supported the campaign with their dedication and generosity. In particular: Brooke, Tracy and Isabel Wade; Brad and Marion Miller; Lorne, Melita, Chanel and Matthew Segal; Chris and Sharla Krywulak; Dr. Hamid Mowafaghian and the Mowafaghian Foundation; Margot Micallef; and Brett Wilson. Your generosity was as heartfelt as it was essential. You all contributed so much to the campaign. (And I know you're already eagerly looking forward to We Day!)
Of course, possible would not have been redefined at all without Free The Children and Me to We. In particular, I need to thank Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger and Roxanne Joyal for their love and unerring support and guidance.
There are so many more people I am deeply indebted to for all manner of support and encouragement. Apologies if I have missed you here. Please know that I will share my gratitude in some way very soon.
Until then, thank you all for allowing us to redefine possible. Together.
I'll be spending the next few weeks in Kenya, in the communities that inspired this campaign. I get to spend some more invaluable time with the people who helped me find my path, and I'm touched that it is leading back to them again. Because, above all, it will be these wonderful people who receive my most heartfelt thanks. They had nothing material to offer, but they gave me everything.