We can all remember the days of having our own lemonade stands, but one young boy decided to kick his up a notch and change hundreds of lives with his! Robin’s Spotlight today is all about 11-year-old Zack Francom from Utah, who raises money at his lemonade stand to buy wheelchairs for people who need them. In 2010, Zack’s school held a fundraiser to purchase wheelchairs for a church charity, Zack was inspired to raise enough money to buy one all on his own. It was simple for him, he wanted to help make life easier for someone who couldn’t run or walk, and couldn’t afford to buy a wheelchair for themselves. Since then, ‘Zack’s Shack” has become one of his hometown’s favorite annual events. Hundreds of people line up to help support his charity every spring break in April.
Over 300 people have gotten wheelchairs in developing countries thanks to Zack’s big heart and desire to help others. This past April he earned enough money to buy another 37 wheelchairs that were sent to Guatemala, Guam, and 53 other countries. “There was one lady in Guatemala who crawled for 10 miles with her baby on her back to pick up her wheelchair” – Nancy Bird (Zack’s mom). Nancy says stories like this one are what keep Zack going.
He dreams that other kids will follow his example and do the same where they live. “Imagine if there were hundreds of Zack’s Shacks,” he says. “Nobody who needs a wheelchair should have to go without one just because they can’t afford it.” Thank you for changing so many lives around the world, Zack! You’re going to do great things in life, keep up the amazing work!
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