School Kindness Assembly
In 41 years, Chris Reavis (Doug’s younger brother who was born with severe brain damage), never uttered a single negative word about anyone, never hurt a single soul with any of his actions or deeds, and never asked for a single thing for himself while all the while showing love and kindness to anyone who would simply sit and talk with him – no matter who they were and without judging them. The profound positive impact that Chris had on the lives of countless individuals was immeasurable. Yet, he did it without ever speaking a single word.
CHRIS LIVED HIS LIFE LIKE THIS FOR 14,971 STRAIGHT DAYS
(Jan. 14, 1971 – Jan. 20, 2012).
COULD YOU DO IT FOR A DAY?
THE SILENT- STRENGTH PLEDGE:
“Today, my positive actions will speak louder than all of my words”
What Students & Parents Are Saying:
(Photo & Messages Among Thousands Voluntarily Submitted to Silent-Strength)
"Drake came home bubbling over with enthusiasm about the Silent-Strength Assembly today! The Speaker made such an impact on Drake, and he said there was not a "dry eye" in the whole place! I applaud you for bringing this wonderful assembly to our kids! Kudos!"
"Today, my daughter attended a program at school and was so moved by it that she wanted me to look it up online. I did and think that what you are doing with these programs is fantastic!!!...She is planning on taking the Challenge and I am so proud of her for that...this has motivated me too. THANK YOU!!!"
"Your story about Chris touched something inside me that's been buried for years - something I've never been exposed to before. It was very uplifting. It truly changed the way I think."
"My life changed within one hour today, and I will never be the same person ever again. Thank you!"
"I just wanted to say "Thank You" for giving your touching speech, because today after school, all the girls that would pick on me…they all told me they were sorry for making me feel bad. Thank you."
"My friend standing next to me said, and I quote, "Man, he made me want to be a better person." What you do makes so many other lives better - like a chain reaction."
"That was honestly the best program our school has ever had. Your brother is truly a hero. You changed a lot of people's minds, and you made people think differently towards the way they treat everyone. You're honestly a life savor."
"I was going through a rough time when you came by our school. I reached for that hand, and it helped me out of the dark. I hope you can inspire others…like you helped inspire me."
"You came at just the right time for me. I have been going through depression and self-harming since I was about 10 years old, and your story inspired me to reach out and get help. Thank you again…Your presentation was wonderful."