I'm sorry if you've read about Laurence before and this is repetative, but I am asking for all of you who read this to pass this along to those you know, so I must give an introduction.
15 year old Laurence Carolin was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer two years ago. Since then, he has made it his mission to live every day to the fullest and to help others in need. He became passionate about poverty in Africa, especially the danger of Malaria. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds. Laurence was devasted by this and decided he needed to help. His facebook status updates for the past several months have not been about his pain or his cancer, they have been asking others to get involved in his cause, to learn about poverty. He is a servant of God, trying to do so much good for others. He originally enrolled in the "Make-A-Wish" program to meet Bono from U2, but shortly after he asked that they use that money to donate to Africa instead. Laurence got both wishes- he raised $5,000 for the One Campaign and also was able to meet Bono at the U2 Concert in Chicago. It was an incredible experience for both. Recently, Laurence has made another goal.
Right now he cannot walk and he can barely talk, but he asked that a page be set up for Nothing But Nets so that people can donate money to this cause he is so passionate about. His goal is $20,000. You can donate by going to this page: http://www.mynothingbutnets.net/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=136163&LangPref=en-CA I know times are tough and most people will not be able to donate...but if you can just give $10 dollars to this cause, you will be saving a life and making this kid's dream come true.
I am in awe of this child. The way he views the world, the way he is so passionate about helping people. I want the world to know about him, he is an angel in disguise. I want the students I see every day to know that someone their age is making such an incredible impact on the world.
Here is the video of Laurence on Fox News Detroit last night:
If you cannot donate, could you please instead pass this blog along to everyone you know? Let's spread the word about my amazing cousin.