A beautiful thing has been happening in my hometown of Bloomingon, Illinois. It's an area of about 200,000 and people have been paying it forward in the name of Michael Collins, who was killed by a drunk driver on March

To honor Michael's love for life and giving spirit, a friend of his has started a pay it forward movement called ‪#‎MCSTRONG‬. There is a Facebook page dedicated to this movement where people can share random acts of kindness they have performed or received in Michael's memory. This has been happening for several days now and has spread to surrounding areas and is slowly hitting different parts of the country.

I've been following these acts of kindness and I'm amazed at how easily and gernerously people are reaching out to total strangers by paying for tabs at restaurants, leaving gift cards on windshields, and even sponsoring children to play baseball.

Let's bring this movement to Utah! Click the picture below to see the Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/247105598806537/?source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Hello.  A tragic event in my home town, Bloomington, IL, has generated a "coming together" of the community.  As a result great things are happening every day.  

Recently, a young man, Michael Collins, and some friends (one of them a "designated driver") were on their way home, when they were hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light.  All four passengers in the car were injured.  Michael suffered a traumatic brain injury and underwent immediate brain surgery.  Unfortunately, the damage was too great and he passed away a few days later.  

I have several friends who knew him, and know his family.  Genuine, kind, faithful, giving ...are just some of the words they use to describe him.  I have been able to follow this story through friends, the local newspaper, and social media.   I'm amazed that someone so young could have such an impact on so many people.  Michael continues to have an impact on people even after his passing.  He was an organ donor and many people have already benefited from his selflessness.  

To honor Michael's love for life and giving spirit, a friend of his has started a pay it forward movement called #MCSTRONG.  There is a Facebook page dedicated to this movement where people can share random acts of kindness they have performed or received in Michael's memory.  This has been happening for several days now and has spread to surrounding areas and is slowly hitting different parts of the country.  What an incredible way to honor this young man.  

I shared this with you in hopes that you would be a part of this pay it forward movement.  Maybe you could, reach out to the family for ideas on how you can help, encourage your viewing audience to research the importance of being an organ donor, and to always have a designated driver or to call a cab if they've been drinking.  It is no secret that you and your corporate friends do great things to help  people.  Hopefully you will see this as a good opportunity to Pay it Forward for Michael Collins.