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!