READING FOR RENN – One Kid Trying to Help Another Battle Epilepsy

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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

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Hurry on over to Erik’s website NOW….

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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young.
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12 Responses to READING FOR RENN – One Kid Trying to Help Another Battle Epilepsy

  1. Great cause. I’m already signed up and have pledged to Erik’s cause. He’s working very hard to do something.

    • Hi Pat. Isn’t it wonderful how many people have signed up to help. I thought I would follow up with this post just to remind those who may not have heard. This is the kind of thing one loves to promote, helping each other.

  2. Thank you Ms. Tulloch! I REALLY appreciate the shout-out! THANK YOU!!!

  3. Great post, Diane! I’m also supporting Erik…I love the concept of kids helping kids. Maybe Erik can give classes to our lawmakers here in the US…they obviously don’t know about people helping people and that working together makes good things happen.:) I’ll share this post around.

  4. Wonderful post about Erik and Renn, Diane! What great kids they both are.

  5. Joanna says:

    Great idea to keep highlighting what Erik is doing for our little Jedi. Erik is doing amazingly on the AR points he has gained.

  6. He certainly has, Thank you so much Joanna.

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