Thursday, July 24, 2014

Can any of you get this kid in touch with Adam Sandler? [UPDATED]

Jeff Lynch is an important guy in my life. He was the first boss I had that really believed in me. We worked together at UPS back in 2004 and I attribute much of my success there, and since I left, to the guidance he gave me. I haven't talked to him in awhile, but the lessons he taught me about personal accountability and having a strong work ethic remind me of him often. 

In February of this year, Jeff's son Grady was diagnosed with Leukemia. He has a long, rough road ahead of him, but with the support of his awesome family and his doctors, I am confident he is going to kick cancer's butt.
As many of you know, I have been working with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the past two years to raise money for cancer research and families affected by blood cancers. I'm in-between fundraising cycles right now, but this is a cool opportunity to help a family affected by Leukemia in a different kind of way. This time I'm not asking for any money, just for you to use your personal reach to get a message out.

Grady wants to have a low-key BBQ and eat a kosher hot dog with Adam Sandler (May I suggest Hebrew National, they are fan-freaking-tastic). I understand why he wants said BBQ. Sandler has long been on my imaginary invite list to my own hypothetical non-sexual-man-crush BBQ. Other imaginary invites will would be delivered to George Clooney, Jon Stewart, Dan Rather... ok I am getting off track. I, like Grady, am a huge fan of Adam Sandler. If there were a chart of all the times I have laughed in my life, the Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore sections would take up a large portion of the chart.

So anyway, just a shot in the dark, do any of you know Sandler or someone who knows Sandler, or someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows Sandler. If you do, would you mind showing them this video that Brady made? If we could make this BBQ happen, that would be pretty damn cool. Anyway, you know the drill. Share, tweet, smoke signals, psychic projection. Whatevs. [SEE UPDATE BELOW VIDEO!]

Thanks! John

PS - Adam, if you are reading this, here is the contact section of my page.

UPDATE: Adam Sandler's people reached out to me earlier today and we were able to get them hooked up with Jeff and his wife Carry. Adam was fantastic and called Grady directly this evening, the two of them hit it off and had a great conversation! Here is a pic of Grady on the phone with his hero! Thank you all for your help in getting this out there. You are all awesome!


  1. A friend suggested writing to the president of his fan club???

  2. Yay! He must have been so excited :)

  3. While I am in no way connected to Adam Sandler, I am so glad someone else was! What a wonderful thing for you to facilitate and be apart of! Bravo world! Bravo!

  4. Wow that's awesome hope everything turns out well for the little guy!;)

  5. please really need to get hold of adam to help me with charity im doing for young boi with server autism any help