Awesome Kid Sells Baseball Card Collection to Help Friend Battling Cancer (Pics)
A nine-year-old kid named Brady Kahle has raised over $7,000 for his friend Landen Palatino, who is currently battling brain cancer.
Obviously, that’s amazing. But it’s even more amazing when you hear how he did it.
You see, when Brady heard his baseball buddy Landen had cancer, he knew he wanted to do something to help. So the Springfield, Massachusetts, little leaguer told his parents he wanted to sell off the baseball card collection he had been building with his grandpa since he was three. They then helped him get a booth at the Springfield Cards and Collectibles Show on February 7 and March 6, where he sold about 500 cards for more than $7,000.
Brady’s not done yet, either. He’s got a lot of cards and collectibles left, including an autographed Nolan Ryan card and a baseball autographed by Cal Ripken Jr.
“I have so many baseball cards that I wanted them to go to a good cause,” Brady told Today.com of his effort, which he aptly named “Cards for a Cause.”
Needless to say, Brady’s parents are proud as peacocks.
“It’s unbelievable to see the work he puts into it,” says mom Jessie Kahle. “He takes it very seriously and stays up late sorting cards.”
Landen’s parents are deeply grateful. His mother, Tina Palatino, was able to take unpaid leave from work and take Landen to daily treatments thanks to the money Brady raised.
“It’s really incredible that a 9-year-old boy took his beloved cards to sell them to help his friend,” she said. “Most adults wouldn’t even do that.”
Not surprisingly, other collectors and companies are rallying behind Brady’s “Cards for a Cause.” Even collectibles giant Upper Deck sent Brady Kahle a care package, which includes custom cards for him and Landen.
Seriously, everybody. Be more like this kid.
Hat Tip – [Today.com]