Jacob Underhill wanted more for his birthday than presents. He wanted to give back. Instead of asking for presents, he asked his friends and fellow students to donate sporting equipment for Kick For Christ in lieu of buying presents for him.
My parents keep telling me that I’m very lucky. After hearing Leo tell his story, I kind of understand what that means. At my school,we talk about stewardship and giving back. I decided one way I could do this is to collect items for Leo’s charity instead of asking for birthday presents. It makes me feel good to know I might be helping some other kids be happy. I’m also hoping other kids will carry on my example and do the same thing. For example, after my school counselor found out what I did, my school decided to collect items as their spring fundraiser. Now my whole school will be collecting items that will help others.