Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
Kudos once again to 9 year-old Myles Eckert who was featured nationally in Time For Kids Magazine. This publication of children is sent home to millions of elementary students across the country.
BOOOOO: Time For Kids is normally sent home to the students of Waterville Primary, the school where Myles himself attends. However, this edition featuring their very own Nationally-Recognized pupil was suspiciously not sent home.
Did you know that Waterville Primary never once recognized Myles for his pay-it-forward moment or the $2M he helped raised for Gold Star Children?
Sad But True…
Myles raised close to $2 million dollars, was on the Ellen Show, spent Easter at the White House, met former President George W Bush, caddied for Kid Rock and Dierks Bentley, hung out with Governor John Kasich and his very own-school never once addressed his viral-good-deed status.
Friendly’s Chief Operating Officer wanted to throw Myles’ entire elementary school an Ice Cream party in his honor, the school refused because it was celebrating only one child. Myles unfazed by their decision simply moved his Friendly’s Ice Cream party to Glendale Feilbach, a TPS school that has a largest student base with special needs. His school gave him yet another vehicle to pay-it-forward.
Myles’ generous act was used as an inspirational learning tool to the tens of millions of viewers who saw his story on CBS or on Youtube, yet completely ignored in the town he chooses to call home.
It kind of sucks when your own school doesn’t celebrate something that puts the town it’s named after on the worldwide map.
Myles’ mom has raised her children with the words “kindness always wins”. It appears that kindness may win everywhere else… except Waterville, Ohio. Sad.