December 6, 2013

3 Amazing Kids Making A Difference

The first amazing kid that was making a difference was 6 year old Ryan Hreljac. In 1998 Ryan got the idea of building a well from his first grade teacher who told the class about how many kids in foreign countries are underprivileged.  Then he got the idea of creating a well for people of a Ugandan village. He started to get money to create the well by doing chores and in his end result built his very first well in an Ugandan village. Within 1998-2001 Ryan was then 10 and had earned 70,000 dollars for clean water wells and other school projects for the people of an Ugandan village. As a six year old he came up with the idea to help other people in a different country get clean water to help them with their everyday lives and he was capable even though he was a very young boy. In the summer of 2000 he traveled to Uganda for two weeks and met the people  and he saw he well and it was named  Ryan’s Well. After this was when his foundation Ryan's Well Foundation had begun its start. Here is the link to his website www.ryanswell.ca/.

The second amazing kid was Austin Gutwein. He got his start at the age of 14. He really got his start because he had a pen pal from Africa that was talking about the different dieases. He decided to help the kids with supplying them with mosquito nets,medical supply kits, biycycles, and clean drinking water for the people. Now more than 1,500 children that are being fed each day. Even the children that are orphans. Now Austin has raised over $3 million total to his Hoops of Hope Foundation. It all started from 2,057 free throws. He has also helped the children of Africa and the United States. Here is Austin's websites http://www.hoopsofhope.org/


The third amazing kid is Alexandra Scott. She got her start at the age 4. She wanted to help find a way to cure cancer and to help other kids that were diagnosed with cancer. So then she came up with making a lemonade stand to help benifit pediatric cancer research. It was then named Alex's Lemonade Stand.  In 2000 she was determined when she got out of the hospital that she would start a lemonade stand. With the help of her older brother later in that first year they raised an amazing $2,000 for her hospital.  By her second birthday she was able to crawl and walk with leg braces. She then kept holding yearly lemonade stands until 2004 when Alex had passed away at the age 8. During the time she was alive and had the lemonade stand she had raised over $1,000,000 to help find a cure for the disease she had. Her three brothers and parents want to continue along with Alex's legacy by not ending the lemonade stand. Vist Alex's website here to learn more about the lemonade stand http://www.alexslemonade.org/.

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