In this crazy mixed up world of ours, it is easy to forget about priorities. We go about our daily business thinking that making a sale, kicking back a few drinks or winning a game are the most important things in life. For some, like William Edwards, just getting through the day is a victory.
You see, William Edwards is teen boy suffering from a form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. This made him a prime target for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Usually children want to go to Disneyland, go to a sporting event or meet someone famous. Edwards, however, had his mind set on something bigger and better – The Big Texan.
For those unfamiliar with The Big Texan, it has one of the biggest and baddest eating contests in the world, which consists of eating a 72 oz. steak, baked potato, salad, dinner roll and shrimp cocktail. Edwards hungered for the challenge. Clearly, the kid knows the importance of meat.
And while he didn’t finish the steak, he also didn’t waste any time on the vegetables.
Nonetheless, in the face of something as terrible as cancer, Edwards sought out a challenge rather than a walk in the park. Not that there’s anything wrong with going to Disneyland, but it just doesn’t compare to eating a massive steak – the type of food that allowed us humans to evolve enough to build Disneyland.
So for fighting cancer with a giant steak, William Edwards, you are a true Unvegan Hero and an inspiration to all who go about our daily lives without recognizing the important things.