London Robertson is just a young girl in middle-school, but she has already made a difference in so many lives. You see, London likes to raise money for the American Heart Association:
“London has raised a research grant before,” said Heather Johnson with the American Heart Association. The unassuming, shy 13-year-old has raised over $55,000 through Jump Rope for Heart – and Hoops for Heart. She started fundraising in kindergarten. “She brought me a flier and said we need to start helping people,” said London’s mom Tracey. London knows the struggles of heart disease. She lost one grandfather to a heart attack. Her other grandfather recently had a quintuple bypass. Then, there are her parents. “Her dad was born with a hole in his heart that was fixed when he was 4, and he’s doing great,” said Tracey, who has lived through her own heart problems. “I had left internal carotid artery,” she said, now two years post-surgery.
London has been raising about $6,000 a year, but this year her goal is $10,000.
Cheers to London for being a naturally compassionate person. We could all use a few more people like you in our lives.