A young student helped raise $15,000 for a 4-year-old child with cancer after accidentally sending a text message to the wrong number.
Student, Sydney Uselton, was seeking dress-related advice from her friend, Mandi Miller, when she accidentally sent the photo and text message to a wrong number – and got an unexpected reply from Tony Wood.
Tony, father of six, gathered his children together to send back a photograph to Sydney with a thumbs up.
The message read, “I believe this message was intended for someone else. My wife isn’t home, so I couldn’t get her opinion, but the kids and I think you look stunning in your dress! You should definitely got with that one.”
The father also shared this amazing story on his Facebook and wrote:
“So…this happened. I got a message from some random number the other day with a couple pictures of a young lady in a dress.
I decided: “Let’s make this person’s day.”
So I had the kids thumbs up her and told her she looked stunning in her dress. Now, all of the sudden, my kids are Twitter famous! Pretty cool!”
Miller, Sydney’s friend, shared the adorable text message exchange on Twitter. After her tweet went viral, some ‘social media observants’ noticed that Tony’s 4-year-old son, Kaizler, was not present in the photograph.
Kaizler has been battling with Leukemia for almost two years and is currently undergoing chemotherapy in his hometown, Spring Hill.
The 4-year-old was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2015. Kaizler’s family shared his journey online to raise awareness and to get help to bear the medical expenditures for the treatment.
Ever since the story of Wood’s family went viral, they are getting a lot of support from people around the world.
One of the family friends, Silverio Rosas, talking about Kaizler on GoFundMe said:
“Kaizler is a handsome four-year-old boy with ringlets bouncing in every direction! He is the second youngest of six brothers and sisters. He loves playing with cars and monster trucks.
He is a huge fan of Mickey Mouse and loves riding extra fast on quads. He has a smile that lights up the room and is one of the most loving children you will ever meet. While he can be pretty bashful when you first meet him, he quickly turns into a chatterbox!”
He further said:
“The most important thing about Kaizler is that he holds a special place in the hearts of so many Especially in the hearts of his family. It’s impossible to meet him without falling in love with this awesome little man! Please keep him in your prayers as we go through these trying times!”
More than 600 donations have been made for Kaizler after the text exchange went viral. At the time of writing, $33,592 have been raised, while the family’s goal was $10,000.
This story is proof that a lone act of kindness can lead to great things!