Monday, April 14, 2014

Fundraiser Coming to an End :(

Good Morning All,
 
Since being diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2011, I have vowed to do what I can to give back to our local communities and be an advocate for Epilepsy. Please support me and our TEAM BARTON as we raise awareness for epilepsy at the 15th Annual Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk on March 30th. (This is Team Barton’s 3rd year doing this event.)
 
Help me reach my goal of $2000. Together we raise support for children, families and adults living with epilepsy here in San Diego County. (Our original goal was $250, than surpassed that to $500 and surpassed that with a new goal of $1135 now)
Please make a contribution today, no amount is too small. 
 
To contribute or join Team Barton please click the following link - 

 

More than 300 thousand Youths and Teens in the United States are living with Epilepsy and 45 thousand new cases each year. Therefore, raising awareness about the realities of Epilepsy is the single most important factor in removing the stigma and fear associated with this condition. Your donation will provide effective and improved programs for Youths and Teens Living with Epilepsy.
 
THANK YOU for your support as we lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

Your involvement helps support care, advocacy and education, today, while investing in research and hope for tomorrow.
 
Please join me and register as a member of Team Barton. If you are not able to join my team, please consider making a donation supporting my participation!! Ever little bit counts
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Thank you dearly for your support and eagerness just to take the time to know what we are all about. 
 
One Day at a Time,
 
Jonny Barton, Captain of Team Barton

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Where've I been!!!! I am glad to be back!


Pastor Jonny's Story - 


Since being diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011, Jonny has been involved with epilepsy organizations. He was also an alcoholic and went through a dark period leading to a tragic suicide attempt. At the time, he didn'
t want to accept the fact that he had epilepsy. Now 18 months sober/clean, and having gone through a life changing journey with rehabilitation, he is not only grateful for his second chance in life, but for his three kids whom he continues to see and continues to remain involved with the epilepsy community. As Jonny states, “Epilepsy has changed my life for the good in me.” In the last year Jonny's Team Barton has raised over $8,000 for The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego. Since January Jonny's seizures have been uncontrolled due to a car accident. He has been in the care of several doctors and hoping for a resolution soon. Even though he takes these seizures good instead of bad, he still continues to stay positive.





Jonny also manages a sober living house and has close ties in the recovery community as well he is an ordained Recover Pastor. "I stay close to the ones that support me and also share the same ambition do staying sober & clean. I can't do this on my own." said Jonny.He has been a Ordained Pastor since 2005 and through his recovery he found a way to use it. Jonny is a Co-Founder of Redemption Ministries that reaches out to teens and adults who struggle with addiction. Jonny is excited to be back and apart of the Epilepsy Community. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Live your Redemption


In a world of isolation, I sit as the king.
Love always changing the way us sinners can.
Using to use, lying to lie, cheat to cheat we only created our own intolerance of ourselves
Smoking to fade the day, drinking to take away the pain, we never realized we don't have to live this way.
Hands grasped into our own skin to feed the moment of out mind giving in.
For some tonight will turn into a breathless one, some to still be lost out there without hesitating, and those that sit in the rooms like I do, yet we are all the same.


Will you live today so you may close that old door, you don have to go out there anymore. 
The lives that have been and yet to be taken to this sickness of disease, whether a crack pipe holder, a dope smoker, a meth mess, an anytime drinker or pill seeker, a coke sniffer, we all can change, we all can regain the life we took away from ourselves.
This day be the one in your light, to get through till the end of the night, I promise you said my GOD, I promise I will be with you. 

Your life can be your redemption