Daniel Crase of Muldrow, Oklahoma, and his uncle Brian were close. The 10-year-old called his uncle his “bestest buddy,” so when Brian recently died from a heart attack Daniel was at a loss. Not only did he lose a family member, but he lost his best friend.
“He said ‘Nana I want to raise money for my uncle Brian’ and I said ‘Baby I don’t know how to do that’ and he said ‘I do’,” the boy’s grandmother, Brenda Crase, told KFSM.
In order to earn money to pay for his uncle’s funeral, it’s been reported Brian didn’t have insurance so his family needed to pay for services, Daniel held a garage sale. He attempted to sell his own toys.
When that didn’t prove to be successful, Daniel asked Brenda to take him to the local convenience store.
“Take me to the Quick Way because I’m going to raise money for my uncle Brian because that’s what I need to do Nana,” Brenda remembered her 10-year-old grandson telling her.
“It made my heart feel good because I know that I raised my baby the right way,” she said.
For several days, Daniel has stood outside the Quick Way in his hometown raising money for his uncle’s funeral. After three days he raised $400 out of his $5,000 goal.
For more information on how to donate to Brian’s funeral services, visit KFSM for details.
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My heart breaks for Daniel. He wants his uncle and best friend to receive a proper burial so he’s raising money by selling his own toys.
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