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9/11 Hero’s Charity, WishGivers.org, in DC to Help Children’s Hospital

June 4, 2013

NYC Fireman who lost son to cancer brings art supplies and toys to Children’s National Medical Center.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

“When I was at Ground Zero fighting fires, my son was in the oncology ward of a Children´s Hospital fighting cancer,” says former NYC fireman PJ Schrantz, who was a first-responder on September 11, 2001. Schrantz now heads up WishGivers.org to help the critically ill children of America´s military, police and firefighters.

Schrantz´s son, Dustin, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two and died in his father´s arms at the age of seven. “I was devastated,” said Schrantz. “As a fireman, I pulled people out of burning buildings for a living, but I was helpless to save my own son. I couldn´t help Dustin, but now I have the honor of helping America´s heroes save their kids.”

Schrantz and Wishgivers.org co-founder, Tamara Lowe, are traveling to Boston to bring help to a fireman who has a 2-year-old son with leukemia. Along the way they bring art supplies and toys to Children’s Hospitals in honor of Schrantz´s son, Dustin.

“On Tuesday, June 4th we´ll bring art supplies and toys to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC,” said Lowe. “We are able to do this because supporters donate three dollars a week at WishGivers.org to be a part of Feel-Good Fridays. Then every Friday our supporters get an email showing how their three dollars is making the world a better place. They get to see the smiles on the faces of these sick kids and know they are making a difference!”

Schrantz and Lowe are challenging 20,000 Americans to skip a cup of coffee on Fridays and spend three dollars saving lives instead. Schrantz says, “Sometimes we look at all the problems in the world and feel helpless to make a difference. Feel-Good Fridays is proof that giving a little bit really can make a huge impact.”

To learn more about Feel-Good Fridays and see the inspiring stories of the children they are helping, please visit http://wishgivers.org

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/6/prweb10796731.htm


Source: prweb

Topics: Fridays, AVI, Schrantz