A young donor makes his mark
Jul 01, 2015

We recently added an extraordinary young friend to our list of supporters: Sam Bruchet, a 12-year old boy from Cork, Ireland. He has raised over 500 euros for AFLK by completing a series of athletic feats, which included running 3.2 miles, swimming 25 pool lengths, hitting the crossbar of a soccer goal five times, and playing a round of tennis. Sam’s generous family and friends sponsored him to complete these challenges.

Sam, whose mother Fiona Kearney is the director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork, has known about our work since first meeting AFLK’s Founder and President Nicholas Fox Weber several years ago. But it was just earlier this spring that he decided to help. In June, he presented his donation to Mr. Fox Weber, along with a letter that detailed the physical tasks he completed to raise the 500 euros.

In the regions of Senegal where we do our work, 500 euros is enough money to pay for cataract surgery and follow-up treatment for someone who otherwise would not have a chance of it, or to send two children to kindergarten for a year, or to provide life-saving nutrition for scores of infants and toddlers.

Thank you, Sam!