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@ReeseKemp2 again wants to help others with Big Blue Madness tickets

By RENE CORNETTE

Reese Kemp is a 16 year old on a mission. A mission to help others and raise awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease that he knows all to well. He was diagnosed with the life threatening, respiratory disease when he was only 2. Reese hasn’t let that slow him down though, in many ways it has only increased the way in which he lives.

Reese started his own foundation, “Reese’s Resources” which he uses to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and help others in need. He may only be 16 but his goodwill and kindness is immeasurable. While most kids his age are only concerned about the latest video game, he’s worried about how he can help others, instead. Just last year, he started giving away Big Blue Madness tickets after being inspired by his friend, Nerlens Noel’s gesture of kindness to Lane Goodwin’s family.

“I knew how much the players had changed my life,” Reese said, “and I wanted to change somebody else’s.”

Reese went on to give two tickets to a teenage boy who also had cystic fibrosis and just recently passed away. He gave two more to a young woman who had major heart surgery. That young woman died in late,October of last year, only two short weeks after attending Big Blue Madness.

“I guess I kind of made her last wish,” Reese said. “Knowing I helped her a little bit is what matters.”

Reese is giving away tickets to Big Blue Madness again this year. If you think you are deserving send him an email at reese.kemp@yahoo.com or tweet him at @ReeseKemp2 explaining why you should be picked to attend Big Blue Madness. Reese will pick a winner on October 16, 2013. Send your email or tweet now and let Reese make your wish come true.

 

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  1. UKFMLY

    Larry,

    I have a pair of tickets that I would like to donate to Reese to give away. It really seems like a good idea(BETTER THAN SELLING THEM). Thanks for the info on how to contact him.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

    GO BLUE OR STAY HOME

    1. larryvaught

      UKFMLY, let us know how it works out with reese

      1. UKFMLY

        Larry,

        Reese and I have emailed back and forth a few times. He is really excited to have an additional pair of tickets to give away. I am mailing them to him today so he will have them in time to pass out. Reading about him inspired me to do something positive with the extra tickets I had. Thank you again for keep all of us connected and for letting the entire BBN share your site. You are tops in my book ! !

        KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

        GO BLUE AND MAKE SOMEONE’S DAY BETTER

  2. Gene T.

    What a story! I wish him well and pray for the best for him and all who are fighting this condition.

  3. Theresa Crow

    Larry, thank you for bringing us this wonderful story. UKFMLY, thank you for donating more tickets for Reese to give away. The compassion and generosity of both Reese & UKFMLY is the epitomy of the BBN that I know and of which I am proud to be a member. Reese will be in my prayers.

  4. Dr.Mark Stephens

    How refreshing to have a young man take this on and make it work! Keep up the good work ! Your Wisdom is well beyond your age. Good Luck and continued success. GO BLUE GO CATS

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