Your Dad Would Be Proud

Posted: September 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

Blake McGinness, a nine-year-old boy from Kingston, Ontario, is a son any father would be proud to call their own. His own father, Rick Lees, died last year of a stomach aneurysm. The family couldn’t afford a gravestone, so for now some of Blake’s toys mark his dad’s grave.

Blake wanted to give his father a proper gravestone, so he decided to sell hold a yard sale in order to raise money for the gravestone. Word quickly spread and people came from all over to support this boy’s cause. One man drove from Montreal to donate an autographed Montreal Canadiens hockey stick. A company in Texas offered to provide a gravestone at no cost to the family.

Blake’s yard sale garnered thousands of dollars, and thousands more were donated to a trust fund. Since the cost of the gravestone has been covered, Blake plans to donate the proceeds from the yard sale to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

And to think he’s only nine-years-old. The world could use more people like him. Way to go, Blake! Your dad would be proud.

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