Simplicity = Beauty

DYRLAN (JUNE 4TH) 10 hours before kidney transplan:

I used to be impressed with the vast complexities of human existence.  If it was too simplistic I would deem it boring and unimportant.  Today I was truly touched and moved towards a new line of thinking.  Few things can be as beautiful as simplicity.

For those that don’t know the situation the video is of a fraternity brother of mine who I had never met but heard through another brother, Victor Caban Diaz, that he was in need of a kidney transplant and was facing financial hardship because of it.  As a group the local chapters decided to do all we could to raise money for the brother through various fund raising efforts.  As the Vice President overseeing the area I spearheaded this effort.  It all culminated with a simple but well planned event at the Miami Improv where Tony Rock performed.  We had almost 100 people in attendance from our group alone.  We raise only about $1000 that night of the total $10,000 that we raised for him.  But the impact of that event cannot be measured in money.  The message I received from Tania, Dyrlan’s wife the next day thanking me and telling me how happy he was thanks to that birthday celebration fundraiser planned by his brothers, really touched me.  Yet I still did not grasp the magnitude and impact of the event until watching this video.  It moved me beyond belief.  Most if not all of the pictures in the slide show were from that night and the fact that he took the time to specifically thank me for that singular act of kindness really spoke volumes that I could never measure.

He thanked me for my kindness but I could never thank Dyrlan and Lambda Theta Phi enough for bringing the best out of me and blessing me with the ability to show love to my brother in a way I never thought I could.  Something that simple the love for a brother = beauty.


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