Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Boy With A Very Big Heart

March 18, 2008 by  
Filed under Get Involved

I was laying in bed the other afternoon after staying up all night emailing scientists the results of Addi and Cassi’s brain scans when the doorbell rang.  It was Christopher Serio with an envelope in hand.  Chris is 11 years old and is the son of our friend and former neighbor, Bob.   “Here, this is for Addi and Cassi,” he says and proceeds to hand me an envelope decorated with a red heart, a sunshine and pine trees.   “I just counted up all my savings from when I was little.  I have $653 dollars and I want to give Cassi and Addi $150 dollars of my savings for research into Niemann Pick Type C.” I open the envelope and it’s full of cash.  I almost burst into tears but I somehow hold it together and give him a great big hug.   I think about how generous this young man is.  It turns out that this is an entire year of his allowance.   Would anyone else we know give us an entire year of their savings to help with research?  I am so inspired by Chris and his generosity.   As I watch him walk down the driveway and get into his Dad’s truck, I hold out hope that Addi and Cassi will someday be competing for his attention.  A lovely young man with a very big heart.  That’s Christopher Serio.

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