Nolan Keegan, a third grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, said he was saddened to see images on his television of wounded military veterans returning home from Afghanistan.
“I saw soldiers in wheelchairs with no legs and no arms. I thought it was very sad,” the precocious eight-year-old told the Brooklyn Eagle.
But Nolan decided that it wasn't enough to feel sad. He had to do something.
So, with help from a classmate, Jonathan Mundy, Nolan organized a drive to raise funds for an organization that helps military amputees rebuild their lives.