9/11 Hero's Charity, WishGivers.org, in DC to Help Children's Hospital

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NYC Fireman who lost son to cancer brings art supplies and toys to Children's National Medical Center.

9/11 first-responder with his son a few days before Sept. 11, 2001

NYC fireman, PJ Schrantz, with son Dustin who died of leukemia.

As a fireman, I pulled people out of burning buildings for a living. I was helpless to save my own son but now I help America’s heroes save their kids.

“When I was at Ground Zero fighting fires, my son was in the oncology ward of a Children’s Hospital fighting cancer,” says former NYC fireman PJ Schrantz, who was a first-responder on September 11, 2001. Schrantz now heads up WishGivers.org to help the critically ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters.

Schrantz’s son, Dustin, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two and died in his father’s arms at the age of seven. “I was devastated,” said Schrantz. “As a fireman, I pulled people out of burning buildings for a living, but I was helpless to save my own son. I couldn’t help Dustin, but now I have the honor of helping America’s heroes save their kids.”

Schrantz and Wishgivers.org co-founder, Tamara Lowe, are traveling to Boston to bring help to a fireman who has a 2-year-old son with leukemia. Along the way they bring art supplies and toys to Children's Hospitals in honor of Schrantz’s son, Dustin.

“On Tuesday, June 4th we’ll bring art supplies and toys to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC,” said Lowe. "We are able to do this because supporters donate three dollars a week at WishGivers.org to be a part of Feel-Good Fridays. Then every Friday our supporters get an email showing how their three dollars is making the world a better place. They get to see the smiles on the faces of these sick kids and know they are making a difference!”

Schrantz and Lowe are challenging 20,000 Americans to skip a cup of coffee on Fridays and spend three dollars saving lives instead. Schrantz says, “Sometimes we look at all the problems in the world and feel helpless to make a difference. Feel-Good Fridays is proof that giving a little bit really can make a huge impact.”

To learn more about Feel-Good Fridays and see the inspiring stories of the children they are helping, please visit http://wishgivers.org

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