Charity does begin at home…

Last week, I met 7-year old, Teagan Boyd. She decided to do something special for her most recent birthday.  At an age when most youngsters crave  presents on their birthday, Teagan gave back by asking her friends to help her donate to the Superhero Kids program at  the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center of Dell Children’s Medical Center. The fund helps patients and their parents. Teagan raised $1000, and she was matched by  Austin Philanthropist Milton Verret and the co-founder of the Superhero Kids Endowment, John Joseph. The total was over $4000.

Teagan’s mom, Angel Tarrant, is very  proud of her Casis Elementary first-grader.  I found her to be a sweet and articulate young girl, a pleasant reminder that charity does indeed begin at home. It also reminds me of why I enjoy what I do, meeting great people and telling good stories. Catch Teagan’s story here:

Teagan Boyd and her friend, Parker Yax, present a check to the Superhero Kids. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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