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Who Says Kids Can't Change The World? This Boy Is!

8 Year Old's Book Raises $1m For Rare Disease

Prepare to be moved, like really moved. While we were reeling from this girl's amazingly selfless actions, along comes Dylan Siegel to shake things up. The 8-year-old is already a best-selling author, having sold more than 21,000 copies of his book, "Chocolate Bar." And as he closes in on $1 million in sales, he hasn't seen a penny of it. 

You see, Dylan's bestie, Jonah Pournazarian, has glycogen storage disease (GSD), a condition that affects how his body uses glycogen (stored sugar). Since he was a baby, Jonah has lived with the disease which requires his parents to administer a special formula through a stomach tube every day.

As research funds for GSD were drying up, Dylan decided to raise money for University of Florida. That was two years ago. The book has since been sold in 60 countries with total proceeds at close to $1m. Because of Dylan, researchers can get closer to finding a cure for children like Jonah.

"I am so, so, so excited to be able to help my friend," said Dylan. "I am thankful to people everywhere for letting me share my story and inspire kids to change the world." And the world is thankful for you, Dylan.

To find out more about GSD, or buy your own copy of "Chocolate Bar," visit the website. 

Who says kids can't change the world? Dylan is doing it already, and he's only eight. If that doesn't light a fire under all of our butts, nothing will...

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