My New Rescue Tool
Walk About Prepared™
The ‘Miracle Girl Rescue’, the Vision and Me
15 Days after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, a teenage girl named Darlene Etienne was uncovered, clinging to life. As Rescuers lifted her from a dark, rubble-filled tomb back into the light of Life, I received a Vision or ‘blinding flash of inspiration’ when I asked, “Why isn’t there a tool – carried daily – which would gives humans a better chance in emergencies?”
It felt like my brain caught fire. I grabbed two, yellow pads and I wrote & drew pictures for four hours. I saw the logo, the branding, the infomercial (still in my head) and of course, I saw the Walk About Prepared™.
The Tool is actually a ‘system’ – it is comprised of components which you assemble into the best solution of your emergency. For example, if I found a burning car, I would approach with the hammer / hatchet head on one handle and a “seat belt cutter” (not in photo) on the other. Smash the window and free the trapped driver.
As a television news photographer, I saw what difference a tool could make in saving lives. I designed this as “The People’s Tool” so unlike ‘smart inventors’ I went to the streets, schools, meeting and I asked, “IF I can make it strong enough, light weight and inexpensive, would you buy it? OR tell me how I can make it better.”
My passion is to save tens of thousands of lives. Could some steal my concept? YES, but we all know how we feel about thieves. I am not afraid. If their design saves lives also, that’s a plus, but I have more tricks up my sleeves. And wait till you see my “Walk About Prepared™” infomercial.
Due to an unfortunate circumstance, I could use help accelerating the pace of development. I’m on Social Security but if you want to “Donate” (and I do mean a voluntary contribution as I can’t “sell” something in the prototype stage) – IF you want to help, please PAYPAL to Jack@WalkAboutPrepared.com. (*** Before you donate, PLEASE READ BELOW)
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*** I have a friend who has agreed to keep track of any donations received. This is Doug Milliken, the former Treasurer for Arapahoe County, Colorado. Doug was voted the ‘best county treasurer in the United States and Canada.’ He will make sure all donations go directly to some important aspect of bringing this powerful tool to Life. (i.e.: the next generation & final prototype, manufacturing, etc)