What were the coolest, most outrageous goals of 2015?

Wow! On our last post we saw the top 10 favorite bucket list goals of 2015 but I have to say, writing today’s was a highlight of the year. You all did some incredibly cool stuff!

So much cool stuff, it was difficult for me to narrow in on just a few of the achievements to showcase. But since you might as well go big or go home:

Here are 3 of the most inspiring success stories added to Bucketlist.org in 2015!

Cashel Gardner: Met the Gordon Ramsay

Let me start by saying Cashel is an extraordinary person – you can follow him here. Even with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Cashel has achieved some phenomenal things through his life. I can not speak highly enough about how inspiring this young man is! One of the highlights of 2015 was when Cashel met the Gordon Ramsay. Take a read at his story below:

I am a huge fan of Gordon Ramsay and when I saw that he was here in Las Vegas for the weekend for #VegasUncorkd I had to try and meet him in person. I have not eaten by mouth since I was 10 months old and had to get a G-tube because my SMA had progressed to the point that I was too weak to swallow without choking. About 2 years ago I started watching Hotel Hell and just enjoying Gordon, his relaxed humor and stressed frustrations, next came Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Masterchef, I really don’t know how to explain it but I REALLY enjoy watching his shows and following him through social media. So, Friday me and all my friends from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram took to trying to reach Chef Ramsey so I could meet him, THANK YOU all for your help! We decide we were just going to crash the event at his restaurant at Caesars Palace and hope he would walk by or see me. When we got there the Manager Michelle was SO NICE and pulled a few strings but got word to Gordon that there was a boy in a wheelchair that really wanted to meet him, before I knew it he had dropped what he was doing and came over to meet me! Christina Wilson winner of Hells Kitchen Season 10 came up and said “The boss is on his way” and before I could say Hi to her there he was, he hopped over a chair and said “Hi Mate!”


He talked right to me and I never felt like he was uncomfortable, he asked all about me, wanted my links to my social medias and said he couldn’t wait to read my posts and blogs. We gave him one of my wristbands and he took off his watch, stuffed it in his pocket and put on my wristband saying in his AWESOME accent that it was going back to London with him! When we gave him a SMA IT FORWARD Hoodie he said “That’s Brilliant!” He gave me one of his hats from the Pub & Grill and signed it “To my new best mate! Love Gordon” He told me I made his day coming all the way down there just to meet him! Gordon Ramsay is a REALLY GREAT GUY, I knew he was but he really went out of his way and stopped his schedule he was on just for me. I have to thank Caesar’s Palace for being so accommodating to me, Tom in the VIP valet for giving us a place to park and unload and load me in my wheelchair that was a huge help! and to my mom, my dad and Matt for always being there to support and encourage me and doing everything they possibly can to show me that if you try you can achevie some incredible things that seemed out of you reach, they give me the strength and muscle to get out and follow my dreams.


Jessy Hodder: Participated in a flash mob on Good Morning America

Jessy Hodder has completed 900 goals! That in itself is a feat and a half – so shout out to Jessy! Since she has quite the list it was hard to narrow into just one experience to share. So I didn’t…. Here are 5 of my favorite things that Jessy has accomplished!

  1. Be on Good Morning America (Flash Mob America)
  2. Spend Halloween in Sleepy Hollow, NY
  3. Work as a background actor on a netflix series inmate on Orange Is The New Black
  4. Register as an Ordained Minister
  5. Deliver a Baby

Gana Pemmanda: Complete the World Marathon Majors

For most people, running a single marathon in their lifetime is a feat worth striving for, however super-humans do exist. Gana is a super-human. Between April 2014 – April 2015  he completed all 6 of the world’s marathon majors.

Ever since I started running I’ve learnt so much about myself, along with the physiological and health benefits it has had, I would like to go run all the World Marathon Majors. I know its a tough goal, but one step at a time!

The World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

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Finally there’s Michale Horst’s goal of champions, Climb Mt. Everest:

My first experience on Everest was a bit unique as I was hired to guide it. I had experience on other peaks in other 8000m peaks in the Himalayas and had been working as a mountain guide for around 10 years. I went there with Alpine Ascents International as one of their guides. And it was amazing, it was everything I hoped it was – a very busy place –  but still really

enjoyable. The terrain you climb through is absolutely spectacular, going up through the Khumbu icefall is exhilarating and beautiful. The summit ridge is absolutely spectacular, straddling the highest terrain on the planet between China and Nepal and climbing up as the sun rises, and as many teams progress up and down the mountain, is an experience I will cherish forever.

There are so many amazing achievements on Bucketlist that it’s hard to shine the spotlight on just a few.

What is your proudest accomplishment from 2015? I’d love to know, and hey it just might be you showcased here the next time!

Sara Ruthnum

Sara is the marketing and community outreach coordinator for Bucketlist.org. She is passionate about all things travel, culture and sports, and is excited to start knocking off some of her bucket list dreams in the near future. Connect with Sara by emailing sara@bucketlist.org or linkedin.com/in/sararuthnum. Check out Sara's bucket list here http://bucketlist.org/list/sara.ruthnum/