Today, Kolton made a new friend. A very special friend. A student in Ms. Smith's class heard about Kolton's story and his need for surgeries and felt compelled to help out. His mom said that he got a piggy bank for Christmas and has been filling it ever since. Well, Juwlien decided that he could help Kolton out by giving him his piggy bank with all of his change. Juwlien even wanted to hand deliver the money to Kolton.
So, after school today, Kolton met Juwlien for the very first time. Juwlien walked into the office, standing tall and proud, with his bag full of money. He took the change out of the bank, so Kolton could count the money before he put it back in the piggy bank. When Juwlien gave Kolton his gift, Kole was thrilled.
Of course, I sat back and cried. It's unbelievable to me that an 8-year-old boy would be willing to give away his piggy bank and all of his money to a little boy he has never met. We are so thankful and proud of Juwlien.
Juwlien's family also wrote a nice card with a generous donation to support Kolton. Words can't express the gratitude that we feel for Juwlien and his family. This is truly a moment that has forever changed all of our lives.