Please note: I was legit in the process of beginning to write a blog about
the many awesome things Zoltan Mesko does when the following events occurred.
So last Wednesday was pretty much the coolest day ever. I was left entirely star struck multiple times throughout the day. First, I was humbled to receive such a warm response from Tony Rocha after I published the blog I had written about him. Second, the lovely Miss Olivia Culpo, who I had the honor of sitting next to during cabaret rehearsal in high school (my very cool claim to fame) won Miss Universe. Between these two occurrences, it didn’t seem like there was anything else that could make my day much better. Until I jokingly tweeted Patriots’ punter Zoltan Mesko after his improv show in Boston. And then this happened.
An interpretation of my excitement upon being followed on Twitter by Zoltan Mesko. In reality, this is a photo of my cousin Ryan before brawling with White Trash #2 on the Jerry Springer Show. Please don’t kill me for including this, Jerry.
Being a HUGE Patriots fan, and coming from a big Patriots family, I already knew quite a bit about the Space Emperor of Space. Seemed like a pretty cool dude, hence the reason behind why I tweeted him saying he should be in an Em Croke Production someday if/when I hit it big. But, once he started following me on twitter, I (like a creeper) did a little bit of google stalking. Yes, I admit it.
What I came to find is that Zoltan Mesko is not only a really cool and hilarious guy, but also really nice and supportive of several charities aimed at bettering the lives of others. Needless to say, this presented me with a perfect individual to share my film, “A Silent Epidemic,” with. Taking into consideration all of the work Zoltan does with hospitalized individuals, I figured he would probably actually care about the hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths that occur annually as a result of healthcare-associated infections and sepsis–unnecessary deaths that in many cases can be easily prevented by just making the general public more informed about what they are.
But, I also figured it’s the end of the regular football season, so that’s obviously a lot to focus on, and it’s also right in the middle of the holidays, so I didn’t want to be a huge pain and DM the Space Emperor informing him of all of this. I figured it could totally wait until after football season is over, right?
As I learned last night when I discovered that Zoltan Mesko-Patriots’ #14 - THE SPACE EMPEROR OF SPACE - unfollowed me on twitter…….
My expression upon discovering I was unfollowed. Pretty depressing, Zoltan, pretty depressing.
It was almost a coincidence that I discovered this when I had just been discussing writing a blog for the Space Emperor with my cousin Kaitlin, about all the good things he does. Because honestly, people who go above and beyond in their spare time doing things to better the lives of others really deserve a shout out. It’s the least I can do.
Now I will admit, I did run my mouth quite a bit the last few days via twitter. Mainly all nice words, with the exception of yesterday, which for all intensive purposes we will call “UF-Day” (rhymes with tough, because it was a tough blow to take). But in my defense, my words on twitter were for the greater good of the overall community. If you care to read more, I have outlined these various Twitter debates below.
I have a few quick things to say. First, thanks for the week-long follow. I’m sure I sound like a 14-year-old One Direction fan by saying this, but it was pretty damn cool to have someone in the NFL follow me on Twitter (the Space Emperor nonetheless). Second, I won’t take it personally. I do realize I must sound straight up wack from time to time on there. Really good representation of a Providence College education, right?
Third, and to get to the real purpose of why I’m writing this post, I truly do commend you for everything you do. It’s awesome to see people use their careers and talents to better the lives of others.
With that being said, I urge anyone who does charity work in healthcare to become aware of the serious threats we face in healthcare-associated infections, and sepsis. As I have learned since the death of my father in 2008 as a result of these largely unknown killers, hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths are occurring annually. Deaths that most people can’t prevent because they don’t even know what they are to begin with. After losing my uncle in 2006 to medical error, and even with having a nurse in the family, simply researching the risks of my father’s surgical procedure was not enough.
When I began my freshman year of college the week following my dad’s death, I began learning more about what happened to him, and began my journey to bring awareness to these unknown killers.
Quick side note, I really wasn’t joking when I said I see a future for you in comedy. And let’s be real, that’s coming from someone who has been endorsed as a future celebrity by the one and only Tony Rocha himself (with all 2.3 million of his twitter followers, holla).
In closing, I apologize if we creeped you out. But in any case, keep doing what you’re doing, because you’re awesome, and if you have a chance, check this out to help save some of the 99,000+ lives that are lost annually in the United States alone. Helping the general public to become aware of the threat at hand is the first step to bringing an end to this silent epidemic.
One more thing, here’s the link to the Zoltan Mesko Foundation Facebook Page. Like it, already!
And last but not least, GO PATRIOTS!
About that Twitter conversation I mentioned earlier…
The results of the 2013 Pro Bowl were released, much to Kait Dolloff and my disdain. While 7 Patriots were chosen, I was kind of ticked off about the whole situation. I mean, Kaitlin and I, as girls, feel that the hotness of the NFL should be better represented. Yes, I’m well aware that this has nothing to do with football, but too bad. Y’all should take it into consideration, it’s sure to be a money maker. With that being said, we discussed what we feel should be the Pro Bowl of hotness, which I jokingly called the spicy bowl. Here’s how that conversation went (kind of):
Insight into our twitter conversation where we were clearly joking. I thought it was pretty funny. I guess I’m mistaken.
Cath (my mom) and Olivia aka Miss Universe and fellow Bay View Alum
I’ll admit, it was a low blow. Just as this image depicts. Low blow. But still totally cool while it lasted.