Please help survivor Aaron Gabriel reach his dream!

I recently submitted a 90 second video for a contest to decide on which eight inspirational stories chosen will compete as media athletes in the nationally televised 2012 Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii this October. I hope to be the first known survivor of a ruptured brain aneurysm to cross the Kona finish line!

The concept is simple: Athletes who believe they embody the Ironman mantra, “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE"® are invited to upload a video sharing their story for community viewing and voting. So many amazing stories already exist out there!

For Facebook users, you can access my video at, although apparently not on mobile devices.

For non-Facebook users, you can click on or copy the following link:, then click on the magnifying glass icon on the right tab. You may then need to scroll through the submissions to find mine. (I believe it’s the 37th one…I kind of got a late jump on it.)