Thursday, April 3, 2014
Promises Made, Promises Kept "Because I Said I Would"
Why would a young computer engineer give up his promising career with one of the nation's most coveted software companies to start a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging people to keep their word? Alex Sheen explains in this interview.
Anyone who asks Alex for "Promise Cards" receives 10 cards that give recipients an opportunity to put their promises into writing. Not only does Alex run Because I Said I Would, he also promises to help others, like the 100 children with cancer who were sent to Disneyland. And he speaks to groups across the country about the pledge a young man made after driving drunk and causing fatal crash. Matthew Cordle of Columbus pleaded guilty and accepted his punishment instead of tying up the courts with lawyers and appeals.
Because he said he would.