Let me tell you something about myself that not many people know.
I did not grow up in privilege, far from it. I worked hard, and along the way, I had the benefit of some great mentors. I’m talking about Father Paul Woelfl from John Carroll University, and Patrick Rocco, the former Law Director of the City of Euclid.
These two gentlemen went out of their way to help me. They opened doors that presented some really great opportunities.
To put it simply, my family and I would not be where we are today, if not for their help.
It is for that reason that I feel so compelled to pass this on by lending a helping hand to those who need it the most in our hometown.
My wife Stephanie and I have awarded numerous scholarships at my Alma mater, Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. Each and every recipient went on to excel in college.
We raise money for the City Mission.
It touches your heart when you see a single mom come to the Mission with her children.
They receive good meals, clothing, and a safe and clean place to sleep along with an abundance of love and understanding.
We sponsor the “Make Them Pay!” Boxing Club on West 25th Street.
This remarkable facility teaches inner city kids discipline and self-reliance, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of staying in school.
As the director Gary Horvath will tell you, when a kid from a tough neighborhood gets off track, it is almost impossible to get him or her back on track.
Throughout the year I reprise my role of Superman’s arch enemy, Lex Luther with the group, Super Heroes to kids in Ohio.
Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio is a wonderful non-profit organization that allows “Super Kids” to work with their favorite super heroes to stop the bad guys. They often visit children’s hospitals in a series of events to fight the criminals, like Lex Luther.
In doing so we put smiles on kids’ faces who may not have a whole to smile about.
People helped me along the way and this is my chance to pay it forward. And I’m having a lot of fun doing it!
Please watch my newest Make Them Pay! Moment episode 8 to learn more about what I do to give back.
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.