Justin Wren offers thanks to UG. Universe offers thanks for Wren



In October, retired heavyweight fighter Justin Wren left the countless comforts of the USA, and headed for the countless challenges of the Congo. He is spending a year, trying to free 1,000 Mbuti Pygmy slaves. His Fight for the Forgotten project is bartering their freedom, moving them onto already-purchased land, teaching them self-sustainable skills, and providing clean water..

Wren's story is being being chronicled by SI MMA writer and New York Times bestselling author Loretta Hunt. Howard Books, the Christian imprint of Simon & Schuster, has bought the book, which will be titled Fight for the Forgotten.

In November Wren had to overcome Typhoid Fever, Malaria, and diarhea, the three greatest killers of the MButi people, who suffer from perhaps the shortest lifespan on Earth. Equipment was stolen, and the return of it had to be negotiated. Now wells are being successfully dug, and water being filtered…

Made a video from the jungle for the UG, THANKS!

From: justinthevikingwren
Member Since: 10/23/08
Posts: 3513

Here is an update from the Mbuti Pygmy (Ituri, Congo Basin Rain) Forest :-) You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for all the support you guys have given me. We completed one of the MANY water wells to come in the forest with the Pygmies :-)

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staygreenponyboy site profile image  

4/24/14 8:29 PM by staygreenponyboy


DasKugs site profile image  

4/24/14 7:44 PM by DasKugs

You got it, Holmes. Keep doing good. I'm looking at gearing up for more classes for International Rescue and relief. Starting off with EMT. Maybe I'll see you out in the world sometime.

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4/21/14 8:55 PM by FETT_the geek


IsmokeCrack site profile image  

4/20/14 6:18 PM by IsmokeCrack

So then doesn't that mean they need some kind of piping system/pump, tanks, and bigger filter?

DreamerMMA site profile image  

4/20/14 5:53 PM by DreamerMMA

If he does I hope there is a video.

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4/20/14 2:21 PM by ghost of KVR


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4/20/14 1:31 PM by tecknowledge

justin have you tried congo delicacy plant, Iboga??

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4/20/14 12:43 PM by justinthevikingwren

ABOOT!!!Voted up!

Basz site profile image  

4/20/14 10:23 AM by Basz

Can we still make donations?

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4/20/14 9:49 AM by CHiLLEN

You're awesome. Keep on keeping on man.