These remarkable kids are beyond inspirational. You won't believe the incredible things they've already accomplished at such a young age. These 16 beautiful and touching stories are testament to the fact that exceptional people appear in all ages.
- Pink Lemonade for Peace
5 year old, Jayden Sink, set up a lemonade stand to promote peace outside of a Westboro Baptist Church. The adorable little girl even managed to raise $1,400 by the end of the day! The proceeds were donated to the Rainbow House charity.
- Donating Hair for Cancer
Colin Southwood began growing his hair since he was 4 years old, after his grandparents and a teacher at his school were diagnosed with cancer. The remarkable young boy then decided to donate his flowing locks to make wigs out of it.
- Giving Up Birthday Presents to Help Law Enforcement
10 year old, Allison Henry, decided to skip the lavish birthday gifts, and help law enforcement stay safe. Allison opted to collect donations to buy a bulletproof vest for a very touched K9 officer named Ryker.
- 8 Year Old Donates Life Savings of $1.25 to Help Neighbor
When a storm blew the roof off Johnny Karlinchak's next door neighbor, he decided to take things into his own hands. Elissa Myers deductible did not cover the damages, so Johnny set up a lemonade stand, and managed to raise $700 to help his neighbor rebuild her roof. He managed to exceed the $500 goal for the repairs. Truly a touching story!
- 11 Year Old Invents a Cup for People with Parkinson's Disease
The Kangaroo Cup began when 11 year old, Lily Born, created a no-spill cup for her grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease. She put her idea on the popular crowdsourcing site of Kickstarter, and raised $62,000, eclipsing her initial goal of 25K. Lily is now able to mass distribute the cups and help thousands of people suffering from the disease. She is truly one special entrepreneur!
- 7 Year Old Writes Book to Raise Money for Friend
When 7 year old Dylan Seagal learned that his buddy Jonah was suffering from a very rare disease, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Dylan wrote a book entitled "Chocolate Bar" that talks about glycogen storage disease, which his friend has. The book has since raised over $750,000 to help find a cure! This future New York Times best selling author is one inspiring little guy!
- 8 Year Old Ensures That No One Goes Hungry
When Cayden Taipalus heard that his friend could not afford to pay for his lunch, he decided to collect recycled bottles and cans to lend a hand. Cayden began his crusade to make sure no kid goes hungry. Friends and relatives have chipped in to support Cayden's wonderful cause, helping him raise almost $40,000!
- 9 Year Old Builds Nonprofit Animal Shelter
9 year old Ken of the Philippines could not bare to hear about stray animals getting euthanized, so he set up a nonprofit animal shelter to help out. The Happy Animal Club aims to raise awareness to the euthanasia of stray animals across the country. Ken's shelter just happens to be located out of his own garage! We can only have respect and admiration for this courageous young fellow!
- 15 Year Old Baffles Scientists with Invention
Ann Makosinski isn't your ordinary science student. At just 15 years of age, she's already had the privilege of appearing in Time Magazine's "Thirty Under Thirty" and having 3 Ted Talks under her belt! Ann began competing in science fairs at only 6 years old, and has since gone to invent a hand-heat-powered Hollow Flashlight.
Her invention has managed to baffle expert scientists, and is currently awaiting patents. She has also won a $25,000 scholarship, and took top honors in a Google Science Fair. All in a day's work for this young Canadian scientist!
- Reading to Cats in an Animal Rescue League Program
The name of the program is called Book Buddies, which is based out of Berks County in Pennsylvania. Many kids volunteer their time reading to cats and other rescued animals as part of the program.