Redding boy honored by Scholastic News

Redding 10-year-old Vlad Romano was announced as one of Scholastic News’ “8 Coolest Kids We Met in 2013.”

Vlad, 10, took a scary ride in an ambulance as a young child, but was comforted when someone handed him a teddy bear to hold on to. Now he is dedicated to helping other kids in emergency situations. Vlad buys teddy bears for local fire departments to give to the kids they help, using money he earns from lemonade and apple cider stands that he sets up in his hometown. He has donated more than 400 bears to date!

Follow Vlad’s example. Do something nice for someone else!!

Nanci Hutson