6-YEAR-OLD DONATES BIRTHDAY MONEY TO TORNADO VICTIMS
Back in 2015, the city of Rowlett, Texas, was devastated by tornadoes and many of the people there still haven’t been able to move back into their homes.
On the way to school every morning, 6-year-old Michelle Morton sees how much work and repair is still left to be done – and recently decided to do all she could to help her neighbors in need by giving them her birthday and tooth fairy money.
Michelle – who’s in kindergarten – wrote a note with her cash donation of $50 and sent it to Rowlett Strong, a charity group that helps the city’s tornado victims.
Michelle’s mother, Sharona, explained that in Michelle’s make-believe world, anything is possible – and believes her daughter was born with a gift of compassion way beyond her age.
Before she was inspired to donate the money, Michelle was thinking about buying some Barbie dolls. And while it was the most money she had ever saved, Michelle says she doesn’t miss the money at all.
ROLLS-ROYCE HAS SICK KIDS ROLLING IN STYLERolls-Royce is making a unique vehicle for some small but special drivers.
The Rolls-Royce SRH was made for the young patients at Britain’s Saint Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit. The kids drive the electric car through the hospital’s halls to the operating room.
Rolls-Royce says the car helps kids feel less stressed heading into surgery. So far, there are no plans to make anymore.
The hospital received the car on Wednesday.
13-YEAR-OLD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
A 13-year-old aspiring astronaut named Taylor Richardson belongs in space because she is truly a star.
The Jacksonville, Florida, native has always been interested in space exploration, and was extremely inspired after watching the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures – a film based on three black women mathematicians who were pivotal in sending the first American into space.
Taylor was so moved by the film that she came up with an idea to raise enough money to send other young girls to to the theater to see it.
She started a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising enough money to send 100 girls to the movie theater. She ended up raising $18,000, which has so far paid for more than 1,000 girls to see the movie. She's also been able to hand out 700 books to young girls.
Taylor says, "I feel it’s important for everyone who has a dream or who may feel they can’t reach it or are told they shouldn’t reach to see this movie. Girls need to know if we do the work and stick together like these women did, we can accomplish many things. One day maybe one of us will even be a president!"
Taylor's efforts have gotten her recognized as GoFundMe's Hero of the Month for February. (People)