Everyone’s favourite good guy, Chris Pratt, is at it again. Yet instead of cheering up patients at a children’s hospital, he’s helping one kid’s family pay their otherwise insurmountable medical bills simply by tweeting.
In June of last year, 12-year-old Joe Henson was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumour. Since then, the Williamsport, Maryland, boy has undergone both brain surgery and a tracheotomy that left him without a voice.
The night before his surgery, Joe repeated a phrase that his father, who had died three years earlier in a car accident, would often say: “Fear isn’t real.”
Inspired by the phrase, Joe’s mother’s friends, Melanie and Jay Selway, launched a Giveforward campaign to help cover Joe’s medical bills.
Jay grew up in the same neighbourhood as Anna Faris and her parents, and approached the Faris family with a request: could Faris’ husband Chris Pratt tweet about their fundraising efforts?
“When all of this started with Joe, we reached out to Anna’sRead More »from Chris Pratt helps raise $92,000 for 12-year-old boy with brain cancer