Second Chance Pittsburgh

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If you know me, you know that I’m all about people trying to make a difference.

Since I have been in Pittsburgh I’ve met some pretty cool people. One of those people that has become one of my friends is Brandon. Brandon owns a clothing line and makes shirts and other cool stuff. Recently he shared his passion for helping his hometown of Braddock with me. Brandon’s project is called Second Chance Pittsburgh.

We had lunch the other day and he posed the question to me “What would you do differently if you had a second chance at anything?” I’m not the type of person to live in the past, or really think about regrets so this question caught me off guard. At first I tried lying to myself and believing there is nothing that I would do differently. But the more I thought about it the more I realized that there are some things I would like to have a second shot at. I think if I could go back I would be more honest with myself and others. I also would not care so much what people thought about me at an earlier age like I do now.

So heres the deal. What would you do if you had a second chance? Brandon’s whole campaign is about second chances. It’s about giving his community of Braddock a second chance by not only physically building back up the community by repairing the local clothing bank that supports over 100 families with clothes in the community, but also showing that sometimes you cant always get your second chance you’d hope for….but sometimes you can be someone else’s second chance. Just like Brandon is doing for his community of Braddock.

So this is where you guys come in. Go check out Second Chance Pittsburgh, and by using the hashtag #secondchancepit via any social media forumupload a picture of yourself holding a sign of what you might do a little differently if you had a second chance at anything. If you don’t feel comfortable posting a picture but you would like to get involved you can hit the donate button on the bottom of the Second Chance Pittsburgh web page. I’ll be donating some of my artwork to a random person who gets involved and donates so keep your ears open! Thanks for helping out someone who is simply trying to make a difference.




  1. Solid advice, still, overcoming that voice in the back of your head that success in highschool is all about how many friends you have, and how hard you party, is really hard do.

    From an outsiders perspective, it seems like your team seems to break much of that high school/NFL peer pressure mold, with awesome star veterans who who wisely march to the beats of their own drum (Troy, Keisel, C-Batch, Hines) instead of partying like rockstars 24/7, and going broke 3 years out.

    Ugly loss last night, but nice seeing you find your way into the endzone.

  2. I used to worry ALL THE TIME about what people thought of me. My husband (then boyfriend) gave me some great advice that I now think of when I start to worry: What other people think and you know are two different things. We really try to instill that in our 10-year old — that it’s what in your heart, not what’s in their head that truly matters in this world. Great game tonight! Blessings to you this week!

  3. Dang it Baron .. people always throw around ‘ if i had a second chance ‘ but of course you had to really make me think of what i would like more then anything to have a second chance at , and at first it tore me up ,but now my heart feels a bit lighter then it has in a long time .. Sarah

  4. This was touching, my friend. You never cease to amaze me. On what had been an emotionally overwhelming day, you once again uplift me. Blessings to you for everything you do.


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