As Hurricane Season Begins Amakua Video Donates Proceeds from Baby Steps Swimming DVD to Oprah's Katrina Homes

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As hurricane season begins, Dr. Thomas Gorgas of Amakua Video and Waterproof Kids donates half of his percentage of the proceeds from the Baby Steps DVD to Oprah's Angel Network dedicated to the rebuilding of Oprah's Katrina Homes.

On some level, at some point in time, we all endure the process of rebuilding our lives after a personal tragedy by taking baby steps. It is my hope that the newly released Baby Steps DVD will help to promote water safety and swimming education for parents and their children, while simultaneously helping Katrina victims to rebuild their homes and their personal lives by taking baby steps.

Dr. Thomas Gorgas, Founder of Amakua Video http://www.AmakuaVideo.com and Co-founder of Waterproof Kids marks the beginning of hurricane season by donating 50% of his percentage of the proceeds from the Baby Steps DVD http://www.Strategic-Living.com/products.html to Oprah’s Angel Network Katrina Fund.

When asked what motivated the donation, he shares, “Last year, I was working in the gulf when Hurricane Katrina hit followed by Hurricane Rita. I witnessed the devastation along the gulf first-hand. At the time, I began pouring money into the Red Cross for their relief efforts. Then earlier this year, I witnessed a Katrina survivor being evicted from a hotel. She was waiting for a relief fund check to pay her hotel bill, and it had not arrived in time, so she was facing eviction. I made sure her bill was covered for the week ahead until she could make alternative arrangements. Katrina and Rita victims are still in crisis, and they need our ongoing help.”

Resilience is the theme for Katrina and other hurricane survivors. Dr. Gorgas recently interviewed Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a Clinical Psychologist and Auschwitz Survivor. She had just returned from giving a commencement speech at the Mississippi School for Math and Science. She shared words of wisdom about human resilience, specifically how to move from surviving to thriving and moving from victimization to empowerment.

The interview inspired Dr. Gorgas to donate half of his percentage of the proceeds from Amakua Video’s latest co-production with Waterproof Kids, a DVD called Baby Steps http://www.Strategic-Living.com/products.html that focuses on water safety skills for infants to two years of age starting in the bathtub and progressing to the pool. The organization that he chose for his donation is Oprah’s Angel Network Katrina Homes Fund, because 100% of the proceeds donated go directly to rebuilding the lives of Katrina victims.

Dr. Gorgas notes, “On some level, at some point in time, we all endure the process of rebuilding our lives after a personal tragedy by taking baby steps. It is my hope that the newly released Baby Steps DVD will help to promote water safety and swimming education for parents and their children, while simultaneously helping Katrina victims to rebuild their homes and their personal lives by taking baby steps.”

Dr. Gorgas of Amakua Video can be reached for interviews through his Publicist, Christine Cibula, at 858.755.3223 and the Waterproof Kids and Baby Steps DVDs are available on site at Strategic Living, Inc. http://www.Strategic-Living.com.

About Amakua Video, LLC

Thomas Gorgas, Ph.D. is Founder of Amakua Video http://www.AmakuaVideo.com (1997) and Co-founder of Waterproof Kids (2003). With a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics and a fascination with underwater mapping, Dr. Gorgas has always had a love for producing underwater videos, documentaries, and educational DVDs. Originally from Munich, Germany, Thomas Gorgas has filmed documentaries around the world including Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Germany, and Vietnam. Clients include A&E, BBC, Discovery Channel and Kabel-1. Amakua Video co-produced Waterproof Kids DVD, winner of the iParenting Media Award and Parent’s Choice Award followed by the production of the newly released Baby Steps DVD. These DVDs provide parents a tool to teach their kids water-safety in a fun and unique way and can be found at http://www.Strategic-Living.com/products.html.

About Strategic Living, Inc.

Founded in 1999 by Christine Cibula, Strategic Living, Inc. http://www.Strategic-Living.com is a San Diego based Business Consulting Firm focused on the empowerment of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Comprehensive services include targeted search engine optimized press releases, publicity and events, marketing, and media relations. Clients come from a variety of businesses, but they all have one thing in common. The information, products, and services they offer serve to better the world, one life at a time.

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