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Helping Hearts

By: Lauren Hall Email
By: Lauren Hall Email

He's just a little kid but he's got an enormous heart for helping others!

Nick Martin, a Mineral Wells Elementary School student, was honored Tuesday morning by the American Heart Association for his extraordinary fund-raising for the "Jump Rope for Hearts" campaign.

Nick was not only the top fundraiser in his school but also throughout the entire state of West Virginia. He was also the 13 highest fundraiser in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Kentucky and West Virginia.

"I hope it will go to a good cause, and I think it will help many people," says Nick Martin.

"I think we'll use Nick's idea and Nick's motivation as motivation for other kids next year to get started to do the same thing," says Randy Modesitt, Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator.

Nick brought in close to $1600 in honor of his grandfather, who he lost to heart disease.

Nick sent letters to his grandfather's friends, encouraging them to donate in his honor.


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