93.5 The Mix and KWWL-TV would like to introduce you to Jax.
7 year old Jaxton’s favorite character is the Grinch, but he’s far from him. He started doing acts of kindness around his community and school in exchange for paper hearts. Every time he shows an act of kindness, he places a heart on his wall to watch the Grinch’s heart grow. Whether it’s giving a hug or donating, he has created a ripple effect.
His teacher Ashley said, “Within the school there has been hundreds of kids who have done acts of kindness and they put their hearts on the wall and it has just continued to grow.” Jaxton cannot see the hearts though, he is blind.
About a year ago he was diagnosed with Batten Disease, which is a rare, inherited disease of the nervous system which is fatal.
In a recent interview with KWWL-TV, his mother Tina said, “We want to do what we can while we can because we know this disease is progressive, but he is laughing. Everybody should be able to laugh and do things and appreciate things.”
He may not be able to see the reactions from his givings, but his reward? Hearing people laugh.
Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see and in that sense, Jax can see it, but most importantly he feels it.
Tina said,”It’s not about us. It is that people are doing things for others and then giving the hearts to him so he can feel it. He doesn’t know what a random act is, he just knows he is creating a lot of hearts and a lot of smiles.”
Just like the Grinch’s heart that grew, so are Jaxton’s hearts. A beautiful way to see the powerful of kindness.
Now meet Anthony, a 5th grader from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He saw Jaxton’s story on KWWL-TV and wanted to get involved. He approached his principal at Lincoln Elementary with the idea to send Jax hearts. Anthony delivered over 300 hearts from staff and students! Anthony, YOU ROCK!
How awesome would it be for Jax to get hearts from all over the world and from an awesome rockstar with a HUGE heart? Please send hearts to:
6028 Kimball Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701-9043
93.5 The Mix
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