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s CHOOL Braden Mole s UMMER

Times by Adrienne Tait Fun for Kids

Braden Mole is an amazing success story.
At the age of eight Braden had his first surgery
and soon after decided he wanted to do what he
could to help others. What started as a bottle and
penny drive that earned $400 eventually turned into
a million dollar philanthropic dream.
At fourteen years old Braden held his first
barbecue and auction fundraiser and has been
working towards achieving his million campaign
ever since.
On September 27 with a cheque from the Webb
family that helped put him over that $1 million goal s
Braden celebrated his success at Centennial Park. S CHOOL
“I was eight years of age when I underwent my
first brain surgery. At the time as a patient the best
way for me to cope with the situation I was in was
to just focus on the many sick and injured children, Times
kids my age and younger, who have had to Braden Mole celebrated raising $1 million for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation with family,
overcome challenges beyond what we could ever friends, community supporters and hospital dignitaries September 27. Photo Adrienne Tait
imagine. Their strength and determination is what
fueled my passion for this cause,” said Braden commitment, support, and generosity of this program. He shared what he sees as the secret to
during his speech. amazing community” that he achieved his million success saying “set your goals high but take it one
The celebration also included speeches from Mike dollar goal. small baby step at a time.”
House, President and CEO of the Stollery Braden now works as a junior community
Children's Hospital Foundation, as well as Braden's initiatives coordinator at the Stollery and has
surgeon. enrolled in Grant McEwan's management studies
House shared what he believes makes Braden so
inspirational. “It's the fact that when he is talking to
somebody about the Stollery he's not talking about B
his story per se he's talking about the impact that “THE DEALERSHIP YOU’VE COME TO TRUST
donors can make and the difference in children and GIVING YOU THE ULTIMATE DEALERSHIP EXPERIENCE”
their families lives. And he uses his story to relate 2011 BUICK REGAL 4DR, AUTO,
that. But he also inspires us to see how we can FULLY LOAD,
make a difference.” SUNROOF
Braden thanked his supporters including his WAS 24,999
family and everyone who donated to his cause and NOW 17,999
said it was “thanks to the undying passion, 14-258A
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