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Monday, September 10, 2007

6 Year Old Boy Raises Money for TBAF

A 6 year old boy spent his "last days of summer" raising money for the Bubel Aiken Foundation's through sales of the BAF book Our Friend Mikayla, reported.

It is always so nice hearing stories such as this ... What an incredible young man!

Our Friend Mikayla, released by the BAF last year, is being used as part of the foundation's inclusion curriculum. The story was written and illustrated by Mikayla's third grade class to raise awareness about the fact she is just like everyone else, in spite of her disability.

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A 6-year-old boy used the last days of his summer vacation over the Labor Day weekend to raise money and buy copies of the book "Our Friend Mikayla."

Dante Requena, a first-grader at Shafer Elementary, hosted a yard sale and lemonade stand for two days and collected enough cash to buy 36 copies of the book written by Mikayla Resh's third-grade classmates at Lower Nazareth Elementary.

The book chronicles the friendship between the authors and Mikayla and shows her classmates have much in common with her even though she is disabled. The students drew the book's pictures and wrote the story.

The book was published in 2006 by "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken's Bubel/Aiken Foundation.

Kristy Barnes, president of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, said the foundation has sold more than 2,500 copies of the book so far and ordered another 5,000. The foundation also uses the book as part of a K-12 curriculum for inclusion it created.


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