Sick Teen Raises Money for Children's Miracle Network
A Melrose teen is on a mission. He wants to raise $15,000 for the Children's Miracle Network. And he's doing it all from a hospital bed.
We first introduced you to 14 year old Cristobal Serrano back in July. He battles a rare auto-immune disease and stomach condition that means he can't eat. Crist started raising money for sick children even before his diagnosis. Now five days before the annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon, he is in the hospital dealing with his illness.
As Cris is hooked up to a machine, plays and X-Box and his mom sleeps on a chair all donated by CMN, he says this is a reminder of helping kids locally.
Serrano said, "This is what you're donating for... and this is what it's going towards. It's not going toward some international fund and then going from bank to bank. It's gonna stay local you know... it's going to stay to this exact hospital."
All funds raised will go toward sick kids and their families at Shands Hospital. For more information or to donate visit http://www.shandsradiothon.org
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