This inspirational documentary was done in 2013 on Jim ‘Jimbo’ Zarifis, the founder of the I Live Life (ILL) brand and cancer survivor by a video production group for a class project at Southern Connecticut State University. The project was designed to find someone who the project members felt really encompassed all of what SCSU is. Inspiring, motivating, making sure people have a great time, and truly living life is what Jim ‘Jimbo’ Zarifis is all about. He turned a huge setback in his life into a comeback by fighting and beating cancer. Life is what you make it, have a positive attitude, persevere forever because nothing should keep you down. Make the most out of life, making others happy is the true way how to gain happiness in your life. All in all, be ILL
Jim graduated from SCSU with a Master’s Degree and works as a teacher in Newtown, CT.
This is a promotional video that was created by Mario Yepez for I Live Life ILL clothing. The theme based around the video is “If tomorrow was your last day, what would you do”. Visit ILiveLifeILL.com to buy your very own I Live Life shirt and use the hashtag #ilivelife to be featured on upcoming videos and pictures.
Apollos Hester, an East View High School Football player was interviewed by TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler and videographer Jesse Moloney after the Patriots triumphed over Vandegrift by one point. Hester’s post-game interview was one of the most inspiring interviews, he explains how they won as well as the meaning of life through his positive attitude. It was even said that he should be an inspirational speaker is he doesn’t make it in football. I’ve included both the original interview video and the songifyed version.
Have no excuses. How convenient is it to blame everything and everybody for the things we got going on in our lives? Be positive, YOU control the outcomes in your life. You can’t be doing the same thing and expect different results.
I have just finished my third year as a volunteer camp counselor at CRS and let me tell you, it is impossible to express the positive impact and the great feelings you leave with when working with such a camp. Camp Rising Sun exists to provide a safe, nurturing environment for kids who have faced the diagnosis of cancer so that they may grow and learn from their experiences to become the best they can be. This year’s theme was Dr. Seuss and as always we at camp went hard with the decorations and costumes. We decorated the camp with Truffula trees and had professional Makeup Artists come in to help us get ready to greet the kids. I was in Cabin 4 and our specific cabin’s theme was The Lorax, the kids made Lorax t-shirts while all of us counselors in Cabin 4 dressed up as the O’hare delivery men, overalls, mustaches, and all. My week was amazing as always, playing Gaga Ball, horseback riding, fishing and rope swinging in the 40 acre Triangle Lake, and going down the Giant slide amongst so many other activities, obviously all for the kids. We had our annual talent show and of course we as the counselors had to take this opportunity to leave a lasting impression and make this camp week even more entertaining. We had a whole dance routine down that we all did in our costumes to Barry White’s You Sexy Thing. It was a hilarious laugh out loud moment that had many of the kids in tears of laughter. Our Whoville Christmas was awesome with each kid (their were over 100) receiving a gift. Spending a week with these kids is an uplifting one. All of the staff and sponsors really do a great job that make these kids lives and all who participate more fun and enjoyable. It’s a week full of hope, inspiration, and motivation.
My longtime friend at Southern Connecticut State University and neighbor has made it to the New York Giants! Congrats bro! “It’s my motivation that even if I’m playing good, I need to play better,” Cunningham said. “That’s the mindset I take.” He made it happen. I remember when I would see Jerome training, pushing that 500 pound tire around our complex in New Haven, CT. He never would leave something up to chance, he made sure to go for it. He never let setbacks keep him back, he was always ILL. Stay ILL Jerome and greatness will be achieved. Keep the mindset, you worked hard for this.