How did you spent your childhood? Playing outside? Riding your bike? Hanging out with your pals? While I’m sure Eric Pulier also did those things, he also spent his time creating a company and understanding the parts of a computer. His childhood was spent molding his future and his career aspirations.
Following his childhood, Eric Pulier went on to attend Harvard University. It was there that he not only wrote but was the editor for The Harvard Crimson. After mastering his classes there he graduated with a degree in English and American Literature. As he worked for his degree at Harvard he took classes at a nearby school, MIT. His education was filled with accomplishments and held promise.
Following his educational victories, Eric Pulier went on to create quite a few companies. Perhaps the most astounding creation was that of Starbright World. Starbright World took the world’s fascination with social media and catered it to a group of people that did not have a strong social media presence or outlet. Starbright World is a place where children who are chronically ill can blog and converse with other children who have chronic illnesses. This being said, was just the beginning of Eric Pulier’s work with children who are chronically ill.
The Painted Turtle is a camp, but it is not like other camps. This camp is for children who are chronically ill. At The Painted Turtle children are giving the opportunity to have fun while being surrounded by kids who understand them and adults who can meet their specific needs. This camp is something that chronically ill children can experience and feel normal. Providing this opportunity for children is something that Eric Pulier is passionate about.
Eric Pulier spent his childhood in a way most children properly do not. He took the knowledge and accomplishments he gained during his childhood to built a career that was used to spread happiness to children going through things that are unimaginable. Eric Pulier’s passion and dedication to create ways for chronically ill children to express themselves is something that is truly inspiring and moving.