Jarom Vahai, 2011 California Veteran of the Year, is researching the startling mathematical connections between pyramids and Stonehenge. With a new fundraising campaign, he hopes to raise enough money to write a book about his discoveries, which show a likely link between these ancient mysteries and modern GPS devices.
Vahai captured the attention of a Stanford University Honors Research Symposium audience last year when he presented his findings, including a complex mathematical formula that shows ancient civilizations used pyramids and structures like Stonehenge to tell time and global positioning. He also caught the attention of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, who recently made a generous donation to his Ancient GPS campaign on Indiegogo.
"I was surprised that he even noticed my campaign and I am grateful for his show of support and for believing in me," Vahai said. "Craig has done so much for veterans here in the Bay Area. He is always giving to veterans. If you're reading this, thanks again Craig!"
Due to injuries suffered during the war, Vahai needs assistance to write his book. With just under 90 days left to go in Vahai's campaign, the disabled military veteran is trying to raise enough money to support his research, as well as the charity he founded that helps veterans find jobs: GC4V Jobs for Veterans.
"I'm grateful for the many donations I receive that allow me to give back to the veterans who have honorably fought for the safety and freedom of all Americans," said Vahai. "It's very rewarding to provide ongoing services that benefit both veterans and the employers that hire them."
Vahai has shown once again that military veterans have tremendous skills that can be applied in countless ways, making veterans a valued resource for potential employers. The proceeds of his book will be donated entirely to furthering the progress of his "jobs for veterans" mission.