As you know I have been away overseas visiting with my nephews, and on returning home I was reminded of a couple of other young guys whom I have come to know rather well over this past year. They have both sprouted up in connection with online writing groups that I belong to, and they are both amazing guys, I can tell you. One is an inspiration to me for his creative writing, his generosity in helping others, his unfailing determination, his smarts and big heart. His name is Erik and at eleven years old he reviews books on his blog and has his own paper column. The other is a dear wee guy, with that heart-melting smile, who inspires me with his gutsy courage and joy of life, despite all he has gone through, and at only six years Renn is a trouper, allowing us to follow him through his ordeal of conquering epilepsy. He and eleven year old Erik have met through cyber-space, like most of us.
Renn’s young parents and little brother have had to watch him traipse in and out of hospital many times, trying all measure of treatments and tests to help rid the countless seizures he suffers daily. (I know I could not go through this). Erik, like many of us wondered what he could do in some small way to help, and this is what he came up with.
Erik is looking for sponsors to help him raise funds for Renn’s expenses. Erik is a super quick reader and has decided to put this skill to use to help another kid. He is looking for people to sponsor him for each accelerated reader point that he earns in October – his goal is 150. Read his post … Reading for Renn to see how you can help him
Hurry on over to Erik’s website NOW….