Boy saves grandma's house
Raised $10,000 to stop foreclosure
- Duration 3:46
- Date Feb 19, 2012
Raised $10,000 to stop foreclosure
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-- -- -- wouldn't Wisconsin twelve year old -- -- made learned that his grandmother's house was facing foreclosure.
He sprang into action raising an astonishing 101000 dollars in a month.
In the process saving her home we're joined this morning by Nolan made and his grandmother Janice -- -- -- nice to see this morning welcome to show.
Thanks for joining us guys on this Sunday morning -- -- fuel for -- really difficult thing of course for anyone to go -- How did you first learn that you were in foreclosure what happened.
Well I've been working at my bank for some time and they were very good they held off as long as they could.
And -- Made the mistake and that's one of the reasons -- gone public of not.
Sharing with anyone.
By sharing sooner it would have been a much easier process -- I just didn't do it not there are a lot of people out there that don't and they really need to.
Yeah you're absolutely right about that a lot of folks maybe because bury their head in the sand they don't want to face those letters to keep coming of the house many -- it.
Then the banks have been fortunate to able to work on -- -- know you came to the rescue you found out about this how did you find out the grandma's house was in trouble.
Prom she cable that she came over to our house miss talking to my mom in the living room when she was crying.
And should they silence in our basement in her living rooms upstairs and I came off but I didn't say anything accident you know I was there.
And I heard her crying she was talking about so that she was gonna lose -- house.
So what happened next snow what did you do to start to actually raise some money.
I went on to my web say.
And I quit marriage that I was gonna help try to raise money.
To help my ground because -- losing your house but before I post faster of -- Can you -- So -- so Janice Miller comes to you is -- paid by the way -- I created a website hitting my guy when I was twelve years old I was playing in the dirt in the backyard and Cory it's a web site.
Wants to raise money for you what did you say don't.
Well no I had created the web -- two years ago he's done other projects on smaller scales.
And -- and he told me he wanted to put it on I thought about it and I asked him if he was sure and I talked to -- parents and we we had several discussions with him because we didn't want to.
Make it look like we're using his child and he insisted on doing at the end because parents.
And myself and his -- we all looked out to make sure that he.
Was not explained -- to that things went smooth and that.
That he could handle it wouldn't shock gives me it was certainly -- checks start coming out -- shocked.
-- yes very shocked and and I told him not to be disappointed if he didn't make it because that was a big job and he was doing his best.
And he made it -- you know it when you put this out there did you have any idea what was about to happen.
No I didn't I I assumed that he would get some donations.
But I never -- there -- that many wonderful people out there are family friends community.
Everyone just pulled together it and he got checks from out of state even -- up.
The majority came from our own community know what did you think when those checks started coming in.
Com I was I knew that there has done in summer I was shocked that this man came in hoping amounts up some of them more.
Well -- remarkable 101000 dollars came in for months that he managed to stave off foreclosure and actually keep your home Janice -- -- we.
We're grateful for you joining us this morning and congratulations on that -- having such a wonderful grandson no thanks for taking the initiative -- you're an incredible American.