Ian's 35th Birthday

Can you guys believe that I'm turning 35 this year?! Wow, time flies when you're making change ;) Every single day so far of this my 34th year I spent tremendously grateful for the symphony of love and inspiration within the ISF family. United, we spent the past year fighting for our dreams and living for our innovations, dedication and collaborations. There was no other way I would have wanted to spend any of those days. I can't begin to thank you all enough for the way you invigorate this planet and all of the people believing in it.

I share my personal birthday with another massive celebration: ISF's birthday! Both ISF and I receive gifts all year round! ISF is so fortunate to have an outpouring of energy, skills and love all the way from the worldwide volunteers that team up to support and teach one another to the Board Members who provide us with an endless supply of strength. These gifts are irreplaceable and way surpass any physical gift. And while I'm so touched to receive physical gifts in the mail, my heart tends to break a little when I think about the impact behind those items… the materials, manufacturing, packing, shipping, etc. The generosity of your time, ideas, collaborations, donations, and accomplishments is really the gift that knocks me off my feet. I humbly treasure this in a sacred place within my heart.

I know many of you and I know the selfless desire you have to give, celebrate and contribute to ISF.  I also know how supportive of ISF goals such as opening our own sanctuary you are.   My birthday is in a time of year where funds are going to holiday gifts and when funds are tight for many people. I have a goal this year… we can get 1 million people of the 7 billion on the planet to donate $35 dollars. I know it sounds simple, but all donations big and small fuel our resources to continue expanding and making change for the voiceless of this planet: our skies, seas, energy, habitats and of course our furry friends. So if you can donate now, two months from now or at my birthday thank you. Or maybe you can donate less than six dollars a month over the next six months.  If you can’t donate then you can spread the word about this year’s birthday wish.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for making the last few birthdays the most momentous and life-changing. Love you ALL!

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