This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us all the way from Kent, England, where 8 year old Ella Rake saved her mom from severe burns after a microwavable dinner exploded in her face. After the explosion, Ella immediately called for an ambulance, started a cold shower, and told her mom to wrap her burns in plastic wrap. The paramedics told Ella that she saved her mom from permanent scarring due to the care she provided. Ella said:
“We have just learnt about burns, so that’s how I knew what to do. When the ambulance arrived the man told my mum I had done the right thing.”
Read more about Ella and another time she helped her mom Vicky Patmore here.
This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Mandeville, Louisiana, where 800 elementary school students (and their teachers) broke out in a flash mob to cheer up their school’s Vice Principal, Tara Dragon Hernandez. Tara’s 1o month old son Grayson was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer, so she took a leave of absence from her job to care for Grayson.
Seven-year-old student Jordan Sturiale said:
“It was for Ms. Dragon because her baby wasn’t feeling good and she was sad and the baby had to go to the hospital.”
Read more about Tara, Grayson, and see a video of the flashmob here.
Have you done something recently to cheer someone up? Let us know! You could be next week’s Random Act of Kid-ness!
P.S. If you, too, like to break out in song and dance, we have a secret for you.
This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Missouri, where 3 year old Liam Myrick has started to sell his paintings to help pay for his parents’ $500,000 medical bills.
Liam was diagnosed with stage-four Neuroblastoma in July, and his sister battled with cancer the year before. Now, Liam wants to help his parents with their financial burden by using the energy he has to paint. His parents are auctioning Liam’s work on Facebook to subsidize the medical bills.
Liam’s mom Shawna says,
“He doesn’t care about what’s going to happen ten minutes from now. He cares about the moment.”
What an inspiring story of one kid trying to make the world a better place for his family. Read more about Liam’s story and how you can buy one of his paintings here.
This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness features a new website that promotes good deeds among children. The website Karma’s World was developed by Ludacris and his 10 year old daughter, Karma Bridges, as a way for children to have fun while learning about kindness, honesty, and manners. Ludacris says:
We wanted the site to be educational, fun and full of music that all kids will enjoy, but we also wanted it to teach kids more than just academics. The site touches on subjects like, the rewards of hard work and importance of learning manners as well as the idea that doing good deeds for others will bring good into your life – which is the meaning of the word Karma.
We love when parents and their kids work together on projects to make this world a better place! Check out the website, and let us know what you think! For more information, click here.
“Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness – both the ones you have received and the ones you have given – you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.” -Dawna Markova