Nate Buzolic (Vampire Diaries) recognized with Hero Goody Necklace
Tagged as a global citizen for making a big difference in a fan’s life.
Nate Buzolic (“The Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars”) was tagged as a global citizen with a Hero Goody Necklace for making a big difference in a fan’s life. This gift was sent by Kelly Mayer, who wrote about how Nate’s words, hugs, photos and tweets helped her to kick cancer’s butt!
From Kelly Mayer @krmayer27
I am giving this “Tag Good” necklace to Nate Buzolic of “The Vampire Diaries” for a very personal reason. I met Nate at EyeCon in November 2013 for the first time. I thought he was just a very hot/great actor until I got to talk to him… then I realized he’s so much more. See, right before the Meet & Greet with the stars, my doctor had called me to tell me that my cancer cells had returned for the 2nd time. So, of course I was very upset and had been crying right before going in to meet all my favorite actors.
When it was my turn to talk to Nate… I don’t know what “compelled” me to tell him the news I just found out – but I did and he took my hand in his, looked at me and said he was so sorry to hear that but knew I would pull through and kick cancer’s butt again. Then he gave me a huge hug and signed a picture for me with words of encouragement that I have kept close to my heart ever since.
Every appointment/treatment I have been to, I have taken those pictures/memories with me and they have kept me smiling/laughing. Nate shared a couple personal stories during his Q&A that truly touched my heart and made me realize that he was so much more than just a pretty face… he was an inspiration, a role model…someone that so many have looked up to and followed his advice…he’s turned out to be my hero.
During the Meet & Greet session, I was totally blown away by all the actors kindness/hugs/sweet words of encouragement. I didn’t feel scared/sad. I felt hopeful and happy! Happy to have gotten the chance to have met everyone and Nate…hopeful that everything he said was true and I just had to have faith.
After leaving that room, I honestly thought Nate wouldn’t remember me the next day, but I was happily surprised! I had my picture taken with him and he remembered my name, first of all and secondly, I found out from a friend he had asked her if I was on Twitter? She told him I was and he asked her for my Twitter handle so he could send me a tweet that week to check up on me! I didn’t know this until our last night there, so I couldn’t hug or thank him for just saying that! (Yes.. I totally cried when my friend told me that!) I didn’t believe he would actually do it though, as I know how busy these celebrities are and I honestly thought he’d forget me after that day.
Again… he surprised me and kept his word…the day after my first appointment with my specialist, my friend sent me a text telling me to check my Twitter as Nate just sent me a message! He posted “@krmayer27 let your faith bring a mighty roar, u will not let this bring u down, u will not let this beat your soul. My prayers are with u x”
When I read this message, I cried. I cried because first, he remembered me and 2nd it made me change my whole outlook on what I was going through. I decided right then and there that I would follow his advice and not let it beat me…and it didn’t!
The best way to start off 2014 was finding out my cancer cells were gone! This time I hope for good, but after meeting Nate, I know that everything can be overcome if I just have faith. I hope some day to get the chance to hug/thank him for keeping me strong these past few months and contiuing to inspire me (and thousands more) to “Take Heart.”
Thank you Nate- Don’t ever change who you are, because to me you are amazing!
And the Goody Awards would like to send a Big Thank You to Kelly Mayer for tweeting so many awards on Twitter to thank others. Your words and tweets are an inspiration to so many around the world!
If you know a hero, you can tag them as a global citizen with a Hero Goody necklace. Tag good, and then watch them beam with pride! You will make an immediate impact because 50% of our profits will go to Free The Children, who teach children to be global citizens and help keep children out poverty. Since 1995, they’ve built 650 schools/classrooms and provided 1,000,000+ with clean water, health care and sanitation.
(c) Goody Awards 2014