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11-Year-Old Helps Disabled Vet Whose Store Was Burglarized



    11-Year-Old Raises Money for Business After Burglary

    A fifth grader acted more like a superhero by helping his friend, the disabled veteran owner of a comic book store, after a burglary.

    (Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018)

    Lucas Connors, a Massachusetts fifth grader, loves to collect old video games and consoles. He buys some of his collection from Brad Seidel. After his store, Brad's Coins Comics and Cards in Needham, was broken into, Connors took it upon himself to help.

    A thief broke a window on the store's front door and took some rare presidential coins that Seidel says have a face value around $2,000, but could be sold for more.

    "I'm not Walmart here," Seidel said. "A theft like that is a huge."

    Connors, 11, says he found out that Brad is a disabled vet who had prostate cancer back in 2016 and suffers from PTSD. Seidel's plan was to sell off those coins to pay off some hefty bills. Connors decided to help and start a GoFundMe page for Seidel.

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    "Our goal right now is $2,000," Connors said. "I'd like to deliver it to him and give it to him and he can use it for whatever he'd like to."

    Seidel says he wasn't expecting this and he is extremely thankful.

    "You start doing good things when you're a kid, it translates, and people do good things for you," Seidel said.

    Connors didn't hesitate to help.

    "Things weren't going well for him," he said. "And I know that when things aren't going well for someone, you need to help them."

    No arrests have been made yet in the theft.

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