Lynn and Jo Burnett are one of my favorite couples in World Wide DreamBuilders.
When I first heard their story years ago—Lynn and his background as an Army Ranger, and Jo with her family roots in England—it was a story of diverse backgrounds coming together. Plus they both have a strong spirit of down-to-earth likability.
So I was excited to see that the Amway Corp. recently selected Lynn for the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Patriotism. It’s the second straight year that a WWDB leader has received the honor, with Mike Carroll last year’s recipient.
Mike and Robin Carroll are another special couple who embody both strength and gentleness. This Amway recognition is another example of the caliber of people who build the Amway business and, specifically, those who do so with support from the WWDB organization.
I didn’t really understand what patriotism was until I had the privilege over the years to listen and talk with military personnel and their spouses and families associated with WWDB.
Below is a video that captures the character and heart of Lynn Burnett. For more of Lynn’s story, here is a link to it at Amway Achieve magazine.
Mike Carroll’s video also touched my heart and moved me to tears. Mike was a Navy Seal and left after 16 years when he and Robin were growing their business to the Diamond level.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, more than a decade later, Mike felt called to re-enlist. After undergoing intense training, as well as a $40,000 hip replacement, he applied his years of training to go to war.
Here is a link to Mike’s video and remarkable story.