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Wendy
30-05-2012, 11:54 AM
I just read this, it is amazing that one little boy was able to do this :)

Brendan Haas earned a prize any young kid would appreciate — an all expenses paid trip to Disney World. Instead of going himself, the 9 year old boy gave the vacation to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Brendan won the trip through a program called “A Soldier for a Soldier," which involves trading an item up for something bigger or better and started with a toy soldier in February. In what became a national endeavor, Brendan kept trading until he finally achieved his goal; airfare, accommodations at Disney World and almost $900 in Disney gift certificates.

On Memorial Day, he pulled one family’s name out of a hat from among the many nominations submitted through Facebook and via e-mail. The winning name was Liberty Hope Steele, the 2 year old daughter of 25-year-old Lieutenant Timothy Steele, who was killed in Afghanistan in August.

On Monday, Brendan was able to meet the Steeles in person. When asked why he was donating the trip, Brendan simply said, “I think it would make them a lot happier.” His father Eric, is rightfully proud of his son. ”Little people can do a lot of things if they put their mind to it,” he said.

Tink
30-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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Pretty amazing kid, isn't he? Gives me hope for the future.

Wendy
30-05-2012, 12:03 PM
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Definitely :yes:

Beccaberry
30-05-2012, 01:00 PM
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Huzzzzah, little man.

uscwest
30-05-2012, 02:01 PM
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Way to go Brendan.

catrancher
30-05-2012, 02:17 PM
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Remarkable! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... his dad and mom must be bursting with pride!)

Britchick
30-05-2012, 05:01 PM
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i would be bursting with pride too!

Sam
30-05-2012, 08:34 PM
What an amazing little man.

Esmeralda
01-06-2012, 09:10 AM
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OMG what a truly beautiful little soul. Bless his huge heart... I hope Disney do something for him X

Wendy
01-06-2012, 03:20 PM
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I've just seen this update:

Brendan was invited to Good Morning America yesterday to talk about his good deed. While on the show Disney offered him another free trip to Disney World! But instead of accepting the trip, Brendan said he wanted to pay it forward yet again and that he’d be able to find another family of a fallen soldier who deserves it.

“We can’t accept a trip to Disney but we have many more people who would like to have an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World.”

Brendan’s mom said he wants to donate the trip to another family from the original raffle pool.


He really is a special little boy :yes:

uscwest
01-06-2012, 03:28 PM
I saw this earlier. How many children his age do you think would actually do this? He truly is a remarkable young man.

catrancher
01-06-2012, 03:44 PM
Amazing... :thumbsup:

Here's the actual video (http://gma.yahoo.com/video/parenting-26594265/boy-9-gives-away-2nd-disney-world-trip-29518187.html) of his story and him giving away the second trip.

Tom (:macwave:... hope you can see it in the UK.)

Wendy
01-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Amazing... :thumbsup:

Here's the actual video (http://gma.yahoo.com/video/parenting-26594265/boy-9-gives-away-2nd-disney-world-trip-29518187.html) of his story and him giving away the second trip.

Tom (:macwave:... hope you can see it in the UK.)

No we can't it says this video is not available in your location.

I can watch it later on Chris' as he has a VPN.

catrancher
01-06-2012, 03:56 PM
No we can't it says this video is not available in your location.

Curses! :mad:

Well, I tried. Sorry. :sigh:

Tom (:macwave:... I was afraid of that...)

Wendy
01-06-2012, 04:30 PM
Thank you for trying :hug2: do they put it on youtube :unsure:

catrancher
01-06-2012, 05:53 PM
do they put it on youtube :unsure:

Don't think so anymore. ABC News (Disney) partnered with Yahoo recently and I haven't seen anything else show up on their Youtube channel since then.

Tom (:macwave:... political maneuvering...)

Esmeralda
01-06-2012, 06:01 PM
OMIGOD what a dear little sweetheart X