12-Year-Old Making A Difference

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Updated: 4/27/2010 3:01 pm Published: 4/26/2010 8:18 pm

   Drinking water is something we all take for granted.  But a 12-year-old Tulsa boy learned about the problem in the Dominican Republic and decided it wasn't fair that children his age were dying because they didn't have access to something as simple as a clean glass of water.

    Brandon Deacon learned about the need for clean drinking water at a fundraiser for the Thirsting To Serve organization. That is when he read about kids his age living a very different life. 

    Brandon said, "I saw that a child my age dies every 18 seconds, and I thought I have to do something. This cannot happen. This became my passion."

    He made it his goal to raise money for portable water filters, donate them to the Thirsting To Serve organization, and travel to the Dominican Republic himself to help hand out the filters and educate the community about clean drinking water.


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