Born in Virginia, MN on June 21, 1979 but raised in Lake Stevens, WA, Christopher Michael Pratt was an athlete in high school with a fondness for hunting and fishing. After graduation, he moved to Hawaii and began waiting tables at Maui's Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Fate intervened when he waited on actress Rae Dawn Chong, charming her with his sense humor so much that she cast him in the comic horror movie she was writing-directing, "Cursed Part 3" (2000). Although the movie never quite saw the light of day, the experience convinced Pratt to stay in Los Angeles, where he bought a used car, landed an agent, and hit the audition rounds. He earned his SAG card on an episode of the Annette O'Too...
Anna and I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I remember the awesome salmon and trout rivers, the bears, the elephants... Oh. Im talking of course about the @woodlandparkzoo !! If you haven't had a chance to check it out you really must. It's such a well run and gorgeous facility.
Who'd have thought that 15 some years later we'd meet in Hollywood, fall in love, get married, have a baby and that baby boy would be given the opportunity to NAME A PENGUIN CHICK a the zoo!? I mean come on!
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In the face of unexpected violence, most of us freeze. We crumble. We pray. We cry. But a select few stand up, join up and take the fight to the enemy, in the name of justice.
This September 11th I am doing something I invite all of you to do as well. I'm posting a video to #ThankAVeteran
Thank you #MikeDay
Mike is a former Navy SEAL who while on a raid in Iraq was shot 27 times. Astoundingly he survived. He had to learn to walk again, he wore a colostomy bag and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Aches, pains and episodes are a common occurrence for Mike since that night. Like so many others, although Mike is back from war, he continues his own fight everyday here at home.
Later this year Mike will compete in and attempt to finish the most difficult race on the planet, the Kona Ironman World Championships. Over 140 miles of swimming, biking and running all in the scorching heat of the Kona sun. This is a man who was blown up by a grenade! Had 16 bullets pass through his body! 11 more absorbed by armor rupturing organs and breaking ribs! And suffered a traumatic brain injury! HE'S DOING THE KONA IRON-MAN!!! And all to raise money for cutting edge traumatic brain injury therapy at the Carrick Brain Center in Dallas, TX.
I am donating $10K to his cause. If you have a few extra bucks I encourage you to sponsor him as well. Even $5 helps. The proceeds from the provided crowdrise link will benefit the Carrick Brain Center in Dallas, Texas where Mike and many of our warriors are seeking treatment for their injuries. Check it out.
<a href="http://www.crowdrise.com/mikedayrunskona" target="_blank">http://www.crowdrise.com/mikedayrunskona</a>
No matter where you land politically in terms of our countries involvement in foreign affairs, or the two wars we've been in post 9/11 there is no doubting the courage and valor men like Mike Day have shown. He is a warrior in the true sense of the word. And I'd like to think what separates our country from other countries is that we have a population of people who will see to it that Mike and people like Mike are given the care they deserve. If the coverage for this treatment doesn't all come from government funding we are a nation that will pick up the slack through crowdrise funding. Because we love our troops. They protect these USA, a nation not of states, but of people. So we the people must do what we can to protect our heroes in return and lead the world by example. In America we may have our opinions, we don't always agree and our voices are loud. But 14 years ago we were reminded that deep down we are not divided, we are united and strong. We've got each other's backs, despite our differences and will continue to as we move forward. So click and donate right now to help someone like Mike learn to move forward. United we can take the necessary steps toward leaving the war behind overseas and here at home.
Lastly, I invite you to shoot your own short video thanking someone you know who's worn the uniform and defended our country. using the hashtag: #ThankAVeteran
Friday 11th of September 2015 11:00:46 AM