Episode 135 | A Kid Again

Summary:

Oyauma is the President and CEO at A Kid Again, which for 20+ years has helped restore a sense of normal for families that are caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. A Kid Again hosts year round events to support these families and provide them with memories that will last a lifetime. Oyauma spent the majority of his career, leading up to A Kid Again, in the insurance industry, until a traumatic event struck him and his family that caused a slight change of course. We cover all of this, and more, throughout the episode!

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:38) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:10) The SunDown Group
(00:01:31) SHARE
(00:01:53) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(00:02:13) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:02:21) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:14) Introduction to Oyauma Garrison
(00:04:20) Oyauma’s background and upbringing
(00:07:30) Becoming a workaholic
(00:08:45) Everything came crashing down
(00:10:45) A life changing event
(00:14:55) Taking time away from the corporate world
(00:15:40) Finding A Kid Again
(00:18:30) Finding balance
(00:24:45) “Anytime you subscribe to an endeavor… you’ve got to be committed… Dedication, determination, and dependability.”
(00:28:50) Getting involved with A Kid Again
(00:32:30) A Kid Again’s goals for the future
(00:34:30) Making A Kid Again sustainable
(00:36:05) How to get involved with A Kid Again from a volunteer perspective
(00:37:25) The average medical claims cost for a family caring for a child with a life-threatening condition is $400,000 – $600,000 per year
(00:39:40) Live Uncomfortably
(00:41:55) Closing remarks
(00:42:20) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:42:42) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:43:12) The SunDown Group
(00:43:35) SHARE
(00:43:57) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(00:44:22) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Oyauma Garrison
A Kid Again
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
SHARE
The SunDown Group
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