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I think he's so much for joining us we will start with the really cool inspirational story.
And what's so amazing is the age of the -- that I'm about to be joined by a boy who works to support our troops.
And it basically what he does Cody Jackson.
Joins me there.
On the left and he's joined by his dad as well ten Jackson.
Come -- made it a personal mission and thank you both for coming on to think as many as our troops as he can either by shaking their hand welcoming them home.
We're sending them packages.
-- -- still employed -- deployed and we appreciate you Cody for coming on.
-- to talk to us about about this Cody Percival would he be the idea to want to do this.
Well I'll have you pray and I just -- -- lose again -- AZT can soon beyond.
He turned me and -- Rumor I think that's really steady and -- And facilities and policemen and -- So your dad explain to you why all these men and women who went overseas because they were fighting for our country.
To defend us from terrorists because of 9/11 right.
-- -- And so tell me I mean what what made you think let's send them care packages I -- that's something that.
You know a lot of parents -- to their kids when they're away at college or fairway in the military you're nine years old right.
Soon and you decided that you wanted to sends care packages what did you want to send these troops.
-- -- Well like things that we can confirm how many because then and -- good exit and -- high.
And then strangled and in this state fans and I want to do.
And I stand came to me because.
Whom I understand that you spent money you would saved from Christmas and birthdays to ship your very first box.
Listen well and and what did you put -- box.
There -- pressure and -- bowl losing.
And these things move very.
Canada how did you raise the funds could think of others like that that we most kids that his aides.
Want those toys for themselves I mean it's hardly.
It's hardly an effort to just get a child to share -- their toys let alone give their allowance and want to give to strangers.
Here he's always been very giving and it started very early age with the firemen and the policemen.
And then when he's started seeing the soldiers he and we explained to him what was going on in.
Where there were serving and -- -- didn't really have a whole lot over there -- so he says little can we just send them things and like we have a would you like to send them so.
He says -- let's send them some snacks and some -- -- -- candy and maybe some some toys so.
It was it was all his idea to do it and he had a gentleman -- at the airport doing what he does pass out candy and he gave my hundred dollars and say here want to use this to help and Perry says and let's go put a package together and often -- -- you know and could you just said that he was inspired -- -- you told him.
What it happens on 9/11 he was four years old when that happened.
Yeah and we didn't stand at the airport about thirty or forty minutes not moving on the line and he morneau while it's taken so long so we know we -- plenty -- -- -- just explain -- was going on.
He knew little bit about Vietnam his -- -- in Vietnam so he was very very upset when he heard that.
The -- troops weren't welcome home he says and we need to make sure they know that they're appreciated so he started thinking I'm right there on the spot.
How many troops is -- even able to act -- to meet and greet at this point.
He is met over 111000.
He was invited down on his birthday actually in January when a lot of troops were going back overseas after Christmas break and he got to see 6001 day.
So we're we're guessing it's it's a little over 111000.
And he's also sending packages as well tell me more about the packages I know it -- very first packages must have.
Touched your heart to know that you know a child that they've saved his own personal allowance to send.
-- -- -- The right yeah he have.
He decided he wanted to keep doing that and since you know he did get some money from people at the airport here in there and and we had a couple people say he needs to write a book.
So he'd been teased.
Baseball games and Boy -- about you know what he's doing and why he's doing its -- -- -- need to teach other kids how to be patriotic.
So we decided to write a book a -- proceeds go to that he collects donations he sent out over 12100 pounds since Christmas.
So he's just full force into it now means many pact is out of the cancer and he asked the guys on the Internet what you need.
What do you want and he takes a shop and listen the other my form.
Here's the website by the way it's one boy US so dot com.
What -- we learn on this website.
Well you can you can learn all about Cody and his story about when he started -- -- soldiers and all the trees and he's got.
Two books actually want to look -- that unknowns coming out a couple of weeks we've had a great sponsor no bill.
Donated a bunch of T shirts to carry so he can sell those on the website to raise money so that's going really well and he's just every time -- -- some.
Books -- -- -- -- a donation and he's Israeli go shop now so he sends out a couple of -- is a month.
Cody what do you wanna do -- you grow up.
-- little in the room smooth.
When did you decide that at age flat.
Her man in their way all Internet.
Cool I use -- and that and that.
Didn't slow down on this close shop and Ireland team -- -- so Cain whose generous.
He get to meet -- Jim -- which is.
The army sniper.
That holds one of the records in Iraq so we get to meet him down -- Fort Stewart and he's been.
Talking with -- several times than now working within given intense OK you say you wanna be a sniper like you know.
And -- had you ever served in the military.
No I haven't -- -- -- we got mainly he's got grandfather's grandfather that that has grandfathers and aunts and uncles and he's got some cousins that are serving right now how does that make you feel to know you have a nine year old who already has his mindset on and on and on serving this country.
Well it's it's pretty good in and he hasn't changed in three or four years he's decided this -- what he wants to do and -- we figured it would change a couple of times over the year but he's he's pretty stock on don't -- this so.
We're we're here to support him on every loss today.
Wow yeah well hey you know having parents like you is is is is truly inspirational to -- The results obviously of of your good parenting to raise a boy like Cody Cody your amazing.
And congratulations to all your hard efforts that's really really awesome what you're doing.
Cody and -- Jackson thank you very very much I just want to plug that website one more time it's one.
Boy US so dot com that's where you can learn more and you can donate and boy how can you say no right.
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