Man Used His Full Body Tattoos To Raise $100K For Children's Charity
Tony Moroney of Australia may not look like your typical charity worker, but he raised over $100k for a children's health charity. The huge hearted man covered in tattoos used his body art to draw attention for a good cause.
Moroney started raising money in 2010 after he met a 4-year-old who had undergone multiple open-heart surgeries. In addition to starting an Everyday Hero campaign, Moroney took to the streets without a shirt and with a can in hand asking for money.
"This kid had hardly had a chance at life and it was nearly snatched away from him,” Moroney said. “I had to do something for him.”
To date, Moroney raised $100,000 for HeartKids, a charity for children with heart disease. It took him 5 years, and some health concerns of his own, but Tony didn't give up. The kind hearted, tattooed, teddy bear of a man did what he said he would do. For his work, Moroney is being honored with a special tea by HeartKids. Thank you, Tony!