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Teen Raises Donations for Ronald McDonald Houses

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A teenager has been working hard to raise donations for the Ronald McDonald houses in Fort Worth and Houston.  13-year-old Zoe Fikes' search for supplies was inspired by her 3-year-old brother, Caleb Adams, who had to have brain surgery.  Caleb was born with a brain defect called Chiari Malformation.  He is also autistic. 

Earlier this summer, Caleb's family traveled to Houston and stayed in the Ronald McDonald House while Caleb underwent surgery.  Zoe had saved up $200 to buy herself a smart phone, but instead, used the money to buy supplies.  She got some high school students from Alvarado involved, then her church family at Creekwood in Mansfield.  "It started out small.  Then it got on Facebook and then it grew, and grew, and grew."  Said Zoe. 

The initial goal was to collect 500 items.  But Zoe's mother, Amber, says her daughter has collected about 3,000 items to donate to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Houston and Fort Worth.

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