Generosity On Display At County Fair: Teen Raised $10,000 For Children's Cancer

At just 15 years old, Waylon Klitzman is making waves in his community and beyond for his selflessness. Thinking of teenagers usually brings to mind video games, malls, school sports teams, and practicing for drivers' tests, but that's not how Waylon spends most of his time. Instead, Waylon and his younger siblings love to undertake county 4H fair projects each year—and this year, the 15-year-old's participation in the fair could change lives for the better.


The Klitzman siblings save their money to purchase pigs and turkeys, raise the farm animals, and then prepare to display them at county fairs. At the fairs, the Klitzmans hope to sell the animals to fund next year's projects.

This year, Waylon raised two pigs for the fair. One of the animals would be sold for profit, to fund Waylon's next purchase, but the other was being raised for a very specific purpose: so Waylon could donate the money to Beat NB.

Beat NB is an organization that raises money to fund clinical trials focused on neuroblastoma, a cancer that primarily affects children under the age of 5. It was through Kim Katzenmeyer, Waylon's teacher and the aunt of a young girl with NB named Harlow, that the teenager first learned about the cause—and he has fully dedicated himself to helping find a cure.

At the 4H fair, Waylon ran into a challenge right away: one of his pigs didn't meet weight to be sold. Waylon faced a tough choice, between funding his future projects or raising money for Beat NB. The teenager chose compassion. He stepped up with his pig, as the announcer told the crowd about Waylon's plan to donate his profits. Then something magical happened. The bidders who won Waylon's pig decided to donate it back to be sold again, so that it could raise more money. The pig sold again—and was donated back again!

The community came together to support Waylon's generous mission. And the results were incredible. At the end of the day, Waylon had raised $10,000 for Beat NB!


Photos via Beat NB blog. To get more stories like this one, check out the Heartwarming Animals YouTube Channel, part of the HooplaHa Network!

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