Little Racer with a Big Heart

Thoughtful Thursday: Little Racer with a Big Heart

It always amazes us how selfless young kids can be. 10-year-old Timmy Tyrrell, who goes by the nickname, Mini, is a little racer fighting for a cure against pediatric cancer. Three years ago, his friend Ella was diagnosed and he saw how her family was affected, so he began brainstorming ways to raise money for them.

Mini and EllaPhoto from: Washingtonian.com

Mini has planned an annual charity kickball tournament for the past three Septembers during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Besides his annual tournament, he has also raised money through lemonade stands, walks and his favorite hobby, car racing. So far, he has raised over $250,000!

When Mini was six, he was featured on NBC Nightly News about his charity work and caught the attention of NASCAR driver, Jeff Gordon. Jeff began donating to Mini’s cause and gave him a chance to go to the NASCAR race to check out cars!

This Thoughtful Thursday, we thank Mini for his generosity to this important cause. If you would like to learn more about this little racer’s mission check out his website, Mini’s Mission.

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