KATY, Texas — He’s only 8 years old, but his passion for bringing joy to cancer kids has now turned into a non-profit.
David Lauritzen never ceases to impress and this week he and his parents decided to make it official for David’s Toy Project Inc.
We first met up with David in September at Ron Hoover’s RV, where he was raising money and collecting toys for young cancer patients. In the five hours he spent there, he raised $3,386.
To date, he’s raised $11,020 and used all that money to buy 3,659 toys.
All the toys are donated to hospital and at first were given only on special occasions. However, with this many toys donated, Samantha says kids now get toys whenever they want.
“It’s very great because the cancer kids get toys, because they don’t have that many toys,” said David.
Now with the help of local law firm Vinson and Elkins, David and his family have the resources to provide gifts year around.
“David’s story you can’t put into a nutshell. My husband and I are grateful we got to adopt him,” said Samantha Lauritzen.
David was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), shortly after he was born. After 18 months, David was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a little-known type of cancer.
For more information on David’s story or on how you can donate, click on this link.
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