CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
One Year Anniversary West Fertilizer Blast: | Complete West Explosion Coverage

Local

Alvarado Teenager Helps Families In Need

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Jason Allen
Jason came to North Texas after working as a reporter for four y...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Alvarado Teenager Helps Families In NeedPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Alvarado Teenager Helps Families In NeedCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Alvarado Teenager Helps Families In NeedViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Alvarado Teenager Helps Families In NeedPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

ALVARADO (CBSDFW.COM) – A 13-year-old Alvarado girl has dedicated herself to helping families with sick kids, one bottle of laundry detergent, shampoo and toothbrush at a time.

Zoe Fikes is collecting items for Ronald McDonald House Charities, a place that offered her own family a home this summer. What started with spending her own allowance money, has grown into a social media fueled drive with an estimate 2,000 items donated and counting.

“I wanted to help people, cause they helped my parents,” she said.

Fike’s three-year-old brother Caleb had surgery in July to relieve a brain malformation that affected his balance, speech and body control. Her parents stayed at a Ronald McDonald House in Houston during the surgery, where Zoe later learned all the items there were donated. Her mother Amber Adams said she was just struck by it.

“She told me she’s not going to stop, until every single family at the Ronald McDonald House has enough stuff, to go a week,” Adams said.

The family will finish with a donation drive Sunday, September 8 at Creekwood Church in Mansfield.

Watching Caleb’s drastic improvement this summer, he’s walking and talking now, have only encouraged Zoe to do more beyond this first drive.

“I think it gave her motivation,” Adams said. “It definitely gave her determination. And I told her the smallest ideas can have the biggest impact on people.”

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments