Lakewood Ohio Man Pledges to Send Sick Children to Disneyland

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27 year old Alex Sheen took an idea from a sad situation and is changing peoples lives because of it, and sending many deserving children to Disneyland.

The Lakewood Ohio man has caused a social media phenomenon, and it comes from a tribute that he is paying to his late father Al, who passed away of Cancer this past fall.  At his father’s funeral Sheen created and passed out small cards with the words “Because I Said I Would” at the bottom of them.

“What you do is you write a promise on the card, and you give that card to a person that you’re making that commitment to, you say ‘I’m going to fulfill this promise’,” said Sheen. “When you do, you get that card back, and you keep it as a reminder that you’re a person of your word.” he told Fox8 News.

Soon after this Sheen created a Facebook page for “Because I Said I Would” and has mailed thousands of cards around the world and the county.  Sheen also decided to make a pledge of his own.  While planning a trip to Las Vegas Sheen learned about the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and was moved by their story and what they did.  So he sent 20 individual cards to the organization, pledging to send 20 kids to Disneyland.  The idea was so popular that his website got a half a million views and crashed the site.

He plans to deliver the tickets to the foundation on March 21 and is raising money for the trips.  More than 1,000 people have asked Sheen to mail them pledge cards.

He imagines it won’t be hard fulfilling the goal, as his Facebook Fan Page doubled to more than 4,500 likes overnight. More than 1,000 people asked for Sheen to mail them pledge cards. 


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