Mark is my hero. He organized a jump rope skip-a-thon to raise money for Skylar Stanley, a baby from nearby Fort Morgan in need of a heart transplant. Skylar's need hit close to home: Mark's grandmother had died waiting for a liver transplant and his mother was in need of a kidney transplant. Mark organized 'Skipping for Skylar,' where local kids collected pledges and then jumped rope at the school gym on a Saturday morning. Mark publicized his event, set up a bank account for donations, and convinced local businesses to donate refreshments and prizes. Mark raised $1,100 for Skylar, who received her transplant and is now a healthy toddler. 'I did this project because in my heart, I felt it was the right thing to do,' says Mark.
This story courtesy of www.barronprize.org
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