It’s never easy to realize your dream, especially when that dream is to become the first human disposable sanitary napkin.

"Pad Gardner," as he calls himself, works at a movie theater in Panama City, Florida. A former theater major, he’s a huge Twilight fan and an ardent gay-rights supporter. He loves vampires and werewolves. Next month he’s doing a walk across America to raise awareness for his favorite cause: teaching women to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome from tampons.

At the start of 2013, Gardner made four resolutions:

1. To get my legal first name changed to Pad.
2. To start preparing for life as a feminine pad.
3. To set a world record for having the largest pad collection.
4. To become a pink disposable feminine pad.

Risking ridicule, alienation, and backlash, Gardner has been diligently reaching out across a myriad of social networks looking for friends to support him in his ultimate goal: to serve his purpose for eight hours as an overnight pad (preferably a Kotex). [READ MORE]

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I just have to say my editor and I both just fell in love with this guy. HE’S REALLY AWESOME. Also, to quote Katie Notopoulos, “i love Pad so much I really want him to achieve his goal. I believe if anyone can become a pad, it’s him.”