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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!