Kid gives $20k to children' hospital

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Added On July 28, 2016

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A young boy in Wisconsin donated a generous 20 thousand dollar to a children's hospital.
How was he able to come up with that money?
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): KIM KROLL, Blake’s Mom
"We were very surprised, and never did we think that this would take place."
 
Kim Kroll is talking about a special moment she witnessed with her son Blake... who announced he would be donating $500 dollars he won for his hog "spots" at auction...
After the Algoma FFA alumni raised a paddle to cover that donation...it started a wave of giving...and within 5 to 10 minutes... Blake had raised more than 15-thousand dollars from 30 different donors.
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): KIM KROLL, Blake’s Mom
"And then we also got checks in the mail after that - and people called to ask where to donate."
 
And today at the children's hospital of Wisconsin, Blake wrote out the biggest check. Of his life... 20 thousand dollars in total.
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): JOHN KRYGER, Blake’s Doctor
"It was just so heartwarming that a child of his age thought so generously and came up with this idea on his own."
 
That’s one of Blake’s doctors... who has known Blake since birth.
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): JOHN KRYGER, Blake’s Doctor
"It's something I’m proud of because I feel like I’ve known Blake so well."
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): BLAKE KROLL, Raised $20k for children' hospital
"I’ve had doctors that worked with me for a long time."
 
And that's why Blake chose to divide the 20 thousand between two different departments...
 
A gift to kids who are less fortunate than himself.
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): JOHN KRYGER, Blake’s Doctor
"His gift will make other children happier when they are here; it will support research that we can do to make the experience better."
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): KIM KROLL, Blake’s Mom
"He just made a comment earlier today. He saw somebody and he said 'oh, that's going to go to that kid.'"
 
A truly generous gift... made by a 10 year old boy, that would make any parent proud.
 
SOUNDSITE (ENGLISH): KIM KROLL, Blake’s Mom
"As a parent, you feel wonderful that he understands life... and he surprises me everyday with something."