A young boy in Spring Hill is getting some extra help for his leukemia treatments, thanks to a fortunate chain reaction that started with a wrong text.
With prom season just around the corner, Sydney sent a picture of her trying on a prom dress, she THOUGHT, to a friend of hers. Instead, it went to a father of six named Tony Wood, who came back with the BEST RESPONSE EVER.
Syndey's friend Mandy posted a screenshot.
Syd accidentally sent pics of her dress to the wrong number and this was their response 😂 pic.twitter.com/SWmcqSFiqh— Mandi Miller ❂ (@bbymandi) March 8, 2018
The dad's response:
I believe this message was intended for someone else. My wife isn't home, so I couldn't get her opinion, but the kids and I think you look stunning in that dress! You should definitely go with that one!
He followed it up with a picture of himself and 5 of his six kids.
That in and of itself is awesome, but what happened NEXT is even better.
Hope Twitter does it's Magic. Below is the GoFund me link for Kaizlers treatment for Leukaemia.— I.l.l.u.m.i..N.a.u.g.h.t.y (@__Hegde) March 9, 2018
Kaizler is missing in the pic, Let's get a Thumbs up from him too .@TristarHomeTeamhttps://t.co/QFOp7fIcvx
Turns out, Tony's sixth child Kaizler wasn't in the picture because he was getting chemo treatments at Tri-Star for leukemia. One of their "prayer warriors" replied on a whim to Mandi's viral tweet, sharing the GoFundMe page that had been set up for Kaizler's treatment.
And THAT went viral too!
Hello! Apparently you have made my children Twitter famous! My 2nd youngest (not pictured, he was at chemo clinic) has a FB page for his fight against Leukemia and one of our Prayer Warriors recognized the children! Btw, my wife agreed that the dress looked great! God Bless!— TriStar Home Team (@TristarHomeTeam) March 9, 2018
The GoFundMe link was shared thousands of times, to the point that they far surpassed their $10,000 goal and have now raised $36,000 and counting for sweet Kaizler's leukemia treatments.
The kindness and generosity of Twitter and other venues saw our gofundme account surpass our goal last night! I can't begin to thank everyone enough! This is a major hour of need for us and this blessing will help more than you know! God Bless all of you!— TriStar Home Team (@TristarHomeTeam) March 11, 2018
Call it fate, call it God, or call it whatever you want, but what an amazing twist of fate that started with a wrong number and led to a huge show of support for Kaizler and his family!
Since the story has gone viral, Tony went to Facebook to clear up a few misconceptions about the GoFundMe campaign, which was started and shared by friends to help offset extraneous expenses related to Kaizler's treatment. He shared this Facebook video yesterday morning.
Wanna share some joy with the Wood family? Here's the GoFundMe page.
Sometimes the internet is a terrible, terrible, place, but every once in a while something positive spreads like wildfire and it's awesome that a local family was the benefactor this time around!!