Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Power Rangers Help Give Young Cancer Patient A Toys 'R' Us Shopping Spree

The Power Rangers are always up for saving the world, but they also have the power to bring joy to fans, and they did just that with a young fan named Grayson!

Grayson Dodd is 3 years old and sadly is dealing with AML Leukemia. A charity called the Foundation for Strength decided to make his day by teaming up with the Westland Toys 'R' Us and the Power Rangers to give him a shopping spree, allowing Grayson to shop in the store before it opened up for business!

You can view a photo of Grayson with his parents Kevin and April, the Power Rangers, and Geoffrey the Giraffe.


Grayson Dodd, 3, during a shopping trip at the Westland Toys R Us. His parents Kevin and April Dodd joined him.

According to Foundation for Strength's Cory Allen though, Grayson was so enamored with the Power Rangers, who are his favorite heroes, by the way, that shopping wasn't even a priority.

"Grayson had so much fun with the Power Rangers that he wasn't even concerned with shopping for toys. He was finally back to being a fun lovely kid again, playing tag, battle swords and hide and seek with the Rangers. His dad mentioned that this was the first time he has seen Grayson with this much joy in over a month."

It was a welcome reprieve for Grayson, giving him a memory he will never forget. He had a full cart overflowing with toys by the end of it, including a new bicycle, which he can ride after he gets out of the hospital, where's he's undergoing chemotherapy.


Grayson Dodd visits with the Power Rangers during a shopping trip to Toys R Us.

Foundation for Strength seeks to help those who are battling cancer and diseases like it, giving people like Grayson reasons to smile and hope. They'll be holding several events to help raise money and awareness,

The Foundation for Strength mission is to raise social consciousness and donate funds to those who are battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases. Several fundraising events will be held annually to provide financial assistance to those in need. The group also aims to raise social consciousness by speaking out about those we have lost and those who are battling cancer. For more about the Foundation for Strength, a 501(c)(3) charity, you can head to their official website, FoundationForStrength.org.

Grayson's shopping spree took place just a day before he had to go back into the hospital for an extended stay of chemotherapy treatments.

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Sources: HometownLife.com via ComicBook.
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