Son takes action after seeing his mom’s suffering and tears
FERGUSON, Mo. — A twelve-year-old boy has received 200 emails and hundreds of donated items, all to help him in his efforts to raise money to help his mother.
Devon Melton’s mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She fights cervical cancer and battles epilepsy.
One day Devon overheard his mom, Christina, talking on the phone with a relative. She had tears running down her face, he said. Devon asked her if she was okay.
“She said she was failing me as a parent because she’s always sick,” Devon said, and he decided he had to help.
“Seeing her go through everything creeped me out at first, then I had to grow to the fact that this is how it’s going to be and I wanted to make sure that at least I am helping out,” he said.
Devon decided to have a garage sale, but didn’t have anything to sell. He searched online and found the free section on Craigslist and that got the ball rolling. Suddenly his idea and garage sale post sparked the interest of thousands on Facebook, and now people are dropping off boxes outside of his house to help out.
A garage sale he held two weeks ago raised $120. The second week wasn’t as successful, but he persists. He has enough items coming in for another garage sale over Labor Day weekend.
“I didn’t expect it to get out of proportion like this. Now I am really excited to see what`s going to happen. I’m doing as much as I can as far as everything goes and I hope she feels better after all of this is over with. I would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated. It’s going to a good cause. It’s very helpful and very generous,” he said.