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It doesn’t take a millionaire to give back. Shoot, it doesn’t even take an adult to give back. Sometimes, the biggest hearts are in the smallest people.
On November 4, 2012, Matthew’s grandma had a devastating stroke that changed his and his family’s lives forever. He remembers her joyous spirit and big heart and has vowed to honor her memory everyday.
Matthew Rochlen is sponsoring a 5K run to help raise money for the American Heart Association. He may be a young kid (12 years old), but his ambitions are huge. His goal is to raise $5,000 and “all of the money will go towards medicine, research and equipment so doctors can stop strokes and save lives.”
I’m not asking for everyone to donate money, but I am asking that you take a minute to think about your loved ones and what you would do for them. Matthew lost his grandma at a young age and now, he’s trying to help others across the world be able to spend more time with the ones they love.
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What inspires me most about Matthew Rochlen is not that he has a huge heart, but that he is willing to put those he loves above everything else. The greatest part about all of this is that I get to say, proudly, Matthew Rochlen is my little cousin! Go Blue!