Giving back to children of fallen and injured US Navy SEALs
Amy Bill Kutney discusses the missing of The Little Warriors: A Brian Bill Project
- Duration 8:51
- Date Nov 19, 2012
Amy Bill Kutney discusses the missing of The Little Warriors: A Brian Bill Project
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Joining me here on set is -- -- bill cut me the president and co-founder other.
The little Warner's welcome to the sat welcome to show.
Thank you so much for having me I'm so glad to have you here we wanna get right to what the Brian -- project is honoring -- legacy.
Tell me what the little warriors is all about and your friend -- The little -- Was established as a way to honor -- remember my brother.
And their way to share his passion for adventure.
Okay and your brother was in service yes he was named CEO he was killed on August 6.
When his helicopter was shot down with his other team members.
-- also sorry for that I you have taken this tremendous loss and turned it into something for.
For children right forum for all children of people of fallen Navy SEALs explaining -- what the foundations about what's the mission behind what you guys do well.
My brother didn't have children but he loves children and his family members and his teammates and their families were all very important him.
He went above and beyond.
For his for the important people.
And it was this that I consciously thought after I lost him and reflecting -- outlining which is something that Bryant case -- there.
Comment was where I felt closest to him after his loss was when I came up the idea that.
Why not give back to people he loved so much give them a chance to learn and experience adventure as -- Monday and that's their dads -- it.
And navy seal as we know a lot of really gets out there and and does so much I think we have some photos of bill we want to show used to give you a feel for his personality.
And for -- some of the things that he loved to do I'm sorry Brian.
So we have -- and doing a couple of things you're gonna show some pictures what what's happening here in this photo.
Brian is doing some -- a -- he was in there and I can't get an awful lot about bill.
Hannity there you have a he was a Boy -- -- -- a lot of hiking a lot of claiming here you can see he's got is packed time.
With a sleeping bag.
Here is playing -- army soldiers.
That's great and so -- something about the the children that you have involved now with little warriors how many families are you able to help with this what kinds of things are they doing.
So great now we're looking to kick off -- first -- -- spring.
And it will be outlast it will be for the children of fallen and injured communal special warfare members which.
Would be Navy SEALs and is there their support groups can't so we're looking -- take him on adventures whether it's by commissioning climbing repelling.
You know stuff that their dads love to do.
Did he let you know when.
When you were growing up with him and you you know it sounds like he really did he interviews -- adventure to you did he encourage you he took me skydiving here.
Anemia skydiving and apparently -- set me up but the the -- it to -- can not and my -- is -- -- venture so.
I ran my first marathon because he inspired me right -- I went jumping because he wanted to go jumping so he is what led that adventure.
And so what the response band to the little warriors of Brian bill.
What it what is the response then I imagine that it's been great it's angry you know a lot of people are supportive because if it's what they feel.
-- -- You know when a father's killed an action who's gonna teach their children the things that their father loved.
And that's our goal our goal is to teach it to them and let them learn and we -- -- keep that community coming so.
We want you know -- it used to be in the teens to help to -- and so.
When you count this you how this organization.
And you've got the -- to ship the support.
And as you mentioned the adventure I understand that you -- -- good friends with one of our Fox News anchors here I generally a lot of my very favorite people in the building.
And you guys -- something together that has to do -- little warriors tells us about the bid we have some photos to finish out.
To kick off the little warriors we did a fund raiser as our first venture.
And we did a tough minor.
Tough night you know -- -- we had a little luck.
Set up outside of the Fox News studios last year to let people get a very short part of the course this is hard tell apple for people who don't know -- -- matter is tell people what it is.
I think it's about thirteen miles.
You're either wet or money in -- entire race I can't -- up and had its really its heart -- it's it's intelligence it definitely is intense it takes several hours to finish.
But we had a team of fifty people.
It's grainy which is pretty incredible we originally signed up hoping for ten or fifteen -- members and by the end mid fifty people came out to remember my brother.
That is that is so amazing.
So what what's up next for you guys so great now we're working and a fund -- -- the wind turned round and right now we're getting our person and drop for the kids in the spring.
Okay and what for people there's a website -- -- -- website that we -- there on the lower screen but we we can pull that up and show people what the website looks like.
There is there the HTTP navy seal little warriors dot org.
What can people find on this website so I'm toddler around it yes the website gives you some information about us -- gives you information -- my brother some pictures my brother.
And then also if you go to team -- our website lists out all the races that we -- -- Be participating and for 2013.
What do you want people to take away from from even our conversation from going to the website what is it -- you want people to know.
The most about an organization about your brother.
And about your your hopes for the future ports.
Will we want to help want to help these kids that my brother felt.
That they were -- -- and they worry huge part of his life.
And we want people experienced venture we want you with a love.
The outdoors lining wanna get an opportunity to see who -- -- And he knew you mentioned that you know with that was some of the Navy SEALs that have gone -- the children that -- left behind.
You know what what would they how would -- if you think about it how would they find out -- -- family friends.
Taking -- -- going camping stuff that this is it just sounds more intense and the terms of and a good way.
Of of showing a kind of the real nitty gritty of the kind of adventure that can be had that their dads.
Worst part of that their moms wouldn't be able to take in India yeah.
And and again and Telus Telus some of -- I wanna go over all the things because the program allows these children to see challenges.
-- a range of activities.
The mountaineering sounds amazing.
My -- a very -- mountaineer he had some at -- and so that was -- thing is very passionate about yeah and then -- of course the backpacking.
Backpacking hello is that backpacking is elegant -- pain is it a week.
Ridnour can't efforts eventually be five days okay and in order to get what we want as a program we would -- five days okay I'm working out by fishing trip with just -- my brother Austin did started at eight with my stepfather.
So -- my passion and Navy SEALs mentor these children -- yes our goal is to have some guys there to kind of help.
Keep that involvement with the community and help them kind of -- our goal is for them to learn the activities.
We have a few that are involved and several other very supportive so you know comes down to Leonard -- is who's around who's not -- it right.
Sounds like Big Brother -- yes there's is that the sense that you get -- it going for a and they must.
-- -- really -- so and and the funding that you have for this where does that come from.
So renowned author fund -- we are definitely looking for sponsors.
We didn't raise a good -- money can teen Brian from the top -- -- -- 50000 dollars just pretty incredible there's incredible so were hoping that you know our next few fund raisers were hoping money as well.
It's you know it's such -- -- Racial thing that you're doing I can kudos to you your family members everybody who's involved with us and time it is really a worthy cause and we look forward to coming back I hope you'll come back at Philadelphia the next thing yet you guys have coming on relocated to Atlanta I -- -- to do that so we want to direct people and thank you for that invitation so we'll take you up on that.
We want to direct people again had to go to the website and find out some more information about this and book market on your computers you can go back.
-- you don't have time to do it today just put it on your computer now city you can go back.
Look at all the different things that they're doing find ways to participate and even donate to this worthy cause that is navy seal little warriors dot org.
On -- again with us Amy bill cut -- president co-founder of the little warriors I'm so glad that you're here with us today.
Thank you for bringing those amazing photos and and bringing us this terrific story perhaps tell on the -- today thank you so much and good luck with everything.