Putting his head where his heart is … Pat Pedraja, Boy in Florida With Leukemia Selling Ad Space On Head to Raise Money
Pay it forward with random acts of kindness … Putting your head where your heart is.
Pat Pedraja, an 11 year old boy in Florida who has leukemia certainly has his heart in the right place. Pat Pedraja is selling ad space on his head to raise money for the Bone Marrow Registry. The boy lost all his hair during chemotherapy treatments. Now Pat Pedraja wishes to help others in a rather unique way, selling ad space on his head.
“(Leukemia) treatment kicks my butt and it makes me feel sad,” Pedraja said. “But I want to be looking forward to something and knowing that I’m helping people.”
The sixth-grader said many people have visited his Web site but there have been no bidders.
“I hope that people start bidding on it now, before it ends Dec. 6 and that’s all I can hope for,” Pedraja said. “Bidding will not only help you by advertising, it will also help save a bunch of lives.” (Local 6)
We can certainly understand people’s hesitancy to buy ad space on the young boys head; however, this would be a great opportunity for people to donate during the “Season of Giving” to the Bone Marrow Registry in Pat Pedraja’s name for the kind gesture that he is putting forth.
UPDATE I: Pat Pedraja now has bids
According to the latest eBay bids as of 12:12 AM on Friday the bids are up to $5100.00. We can only hope that those who are bidding are respectful and understand what Pat Pedraja is doing. Bill Gates where are you? Make a bid …
UPDATE II: Scroll down and check out Pat’s “Driving for Donors” plan.
Our plan is on May 15, 2007, I will begin DRIVING FOR DONORS! My family and I are going to drive across the country in a special “Donormobile” . We will host Bone Marrow donor drives and add potential donors to the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. Our goal is to add 2,007 NEW DONORS in 2007!
Posted November 30, 2006 by Scared Monkeys
Child Welfare, Healthcare | 21 comments
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God bless you Pat~
Everyone should include Pat in their prayers tonight. If you are healthy you are a very rich man.
What a cool little guy!
Tom, Red, Klaasend,
Couldn’t we all chip in and make a Scared Monkeys bid?
It would make Pat’s day.
I know you suggested donating to the registry, but it seems like Pat really wants someone to bid at his Web site.
SM: I will have to think about this one … would want to advertize something more than SM if it was done. I shall chat with Tom.
Bless his sweet heart. Pat & his family are in my thoughts & prayers for Gods’ healing touch.
#$ Red and Tom,
How about “Pat Rocks”
Red and Tom,
I wasn’t cursing at you in comment 5, LOL.
I meant to type #3.
SM: lol … never thought that.Ã‚
Let me ponder …
compare the picture of this brave and courageous angel with the picture of the 3 meatheads right below it on the front page. as sick as he is, pat is thinking of helping other people. we all know what’s on the minds of the other 3.
God Bless him and his family. What a delightful young man!
#7 Pat is more of a man at eleven years old than those three punks are!
#7 … You said it.
There is good out there … God bless the little guy.
Can’t we just donate towards Pats cause or to help him fund his treatments?
WoW! The ebay bid right now is at $5,100.00 big ones.
This is Awsome! God bless you Pat~
hey dk, please keep up updated on the bidding.
SM let us know if we cannot donate thru SM or go directly to BMR , we can say we are friends of the scared monkeys?
You can all do something to help this brave little boy and others like him. Go donate blood. Better yet, donate platelets! Kids and adults with cancer use lots of blood products. Sometimes, their chemo treatment has to be delayed because there aren’t enough platelets at the Blood Bank. YOU CAN FIX THAT! I used to give platelets and it’s easy. Takes a couple hours. Makes YOU feel better for a long time. Register to donate Bone Marrow! It’s a shame when patients have to practicaly find their own bone marrow donor because there aren’t enough folks on the registry. Sign up. It’s easy.
This is Pats mom and we wanted to thank everyone for thinking of us and sending their kind wishes! It means so much to Pat to read your comments. Any ideas you have to spread the word of Pat’s Drive to raise awareness and generate some donations would be great as this certainly is his Dream!
Thanks again for keeping Pat in your prayers and please know how important your words are to him!
Pat and his Family
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Pat Pedraja is a brilliant young man. He is a leader on Causecast.org, and Driving for Donors is an organization on the site as well. Check out Pat’s profile here http://www.causecast.org/leader/pat-pedraja