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: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/charity-begins-in-childhood?ref=scroller&categoryId=30379&status=true