The Team Bray Fundraiser was held in Idalou on Saturday in an effort to raise money for Kidd’s Kids.
The donations help The Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show sends kids with chronic or terminal illnesses and their families on an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World in Florida.
Despite never going on a Kidd’s Kids trip, 15-year-old Bray Reed was behind the fundraising. He was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome and kidney failure.
“He took his dad’s kidney at the age of two,” Bray’s mom, Misty Reed said. “Last year he was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.”
After undergoing chemo therapy in Fort Worth, Bray came home to a welcome home party put on by the community.
More than $2,000 dollars was collected for Kidd’s Kids, and that is when the Team Bray Fundraiser came about.
“I just wanted to help kids like me in my state,” Bray said. “I knew they needed to get away from all the hospitals and all the pain they go through every day. I just wanted them to get away from that.”
Bray didn’t stop there. Now in remission, he worked to make sure more money was raised this year.
“I just gathered some friends and said, ‘let’s make it bigger this year,’ and it happened,” Bray said. “I am really blessed that it did. It feels like I am a hero to them, because they get to do something fun and not worry about hospitals.”
“I could not have asked for anything better.” Misty said. “I am super, super blessed to have Bray, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. He is my hero.”
If you would like to donate to the cause, a Team Bray Fundraiser bank account has been set up at First Capital Bank of Texas at 6811 Indiana Ave in Lubbock.
You may also donate directly to Kidd’s Kids at www.kiddkids.com
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