It was good to see that once again, today, a young person has been in the news for charitable activities. Jack Czapla has been nominated Boy of the Year, 2012, by the Illinois Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in recognition of his generosity and selflessness over the last three years, while he has been receiving treatment for acute lymphatic leukemia – diagnosed when he was just 4 years old.
When Jack was given a plain Band-Aid by a nurse he spotted a need for more child-friendly versions, to make treatment such as he was receiving less terrifying to other young people. So instead of feeling sorry for himself he set about raising funds (with a lemonade stand) to purchase ‘fun’ Band-Aids for distribution at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. He managed to raise $2000 and his efforts encouraged others to pitch in. So far, according to reports circulating around the Web, 6000 boxes of children’s Band-Aids have been donated as a result of his efforts.