Last year a 5th grader at Stinky's school had a stroke and went into a coma. He was a kindergartner at the time and had never met the girl but he was determined to find a way to help her. When the school announced that they were collecting loose change to help the girl's mother with hospital bills, Stinky marched right up to his piggy bank and emptied the whole thing into a heavy duty plastic bag. His backback was extra heavy the next day as he carted that bag to school. He'd been saving for ages and he didn't even think twice about giving up ALL his money to help someone in need.
|Having fun at the park in new duds from Schoola!|
Right in the feels, you guys. I've never been more proud.
Since then whenever we pass a collection box for Phoenix Children's Hospital he asks for a coin to put in. "For the girl from my school!"
It was a horrifically sad situation (last I heard, though, she was doing really well!) but it gave my son the chance to learn that sometimes sad things happen to others and it's up to us to try and help in whatever way we can. I hope he always remembers the way he felt when he turned in that bag of change!
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