You always hope that you’ve raised your kids right, with a willingness to work hard and help others, and one Missouri mother has realized that she has indeed done something very right while bringing up her son. Twelve-year-old Devon Melton has stepped up big time to help his family find the money to pay off mounting debts after his mom, Christina Craig, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The full story can be found here: http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/395098/3/12-year-old-son-raising-money-for-struggling-family
” The bills are starting to add up and she and her husband are worried about their finances. Christina’s son, Devon, overheard a private phone conversation about the troubles and decided to do something.
“I can give up a couple of my things and go in and put the hard work in and she takes care of me, so I thought I should take care of her for once,” Devon Melton, Christina’s oldest, said.
Even though he’s only 12-years-old, Devon took control. He started walking the neighborhood asking for things he could sell in a garage sale. It was a surprise to Christina.
“I see my son come down on this skateboard and he’s got a trash bag and the trash bag is full of stuff and I thought he went dumpster diving,” Christina said. ”
I can’t begin to imagine what a strong bond this family must have! What a resourceful and thoughtful young man Devon is…I hope the people in his community are proud of him and inspired to follow his lead!
The article goes on to explain where Devon has learned such generous behaviors:
“The word has spread through Facebook and now Christina is getting notes left at her door, piles of stuff for the garage sale left at her house and 60 plus emails from people wanting to help.
She has already had the lump removed from her breast and is deciding what route to take for treatment, but in the meantime she’s doing her part, just like her son.
“I actually draw strength from her, to see and know what she’s going through and just the strength that she have,” said Maya Rivers, who volunteers with Christina at the King of Kings food pantry every week.
“If I can do something, I am going to,” Christina said.”
It’s inspiring to see someone battling cancer who still feels compelled to give back to her community. If we all felt this way, the world would probably be a nicer place!
“Mom always told me do good things and good things will come back to you,” Devon said.”
I think Devon says it perfectly: do good things and good things will come back to you.
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday…don’t forget to do good things!