Daniel Crase of Muldrow, Oklahoma, and his uncle Brian were very close. The 10-year-old called his uncle his “best friend,” so when Brian recently died of a heart attack, Daniel was at a loss. He not only lost a family member, but he lost his best friend.
“He said ‘Nana, I want to raise money for my Uncle Brian,’ and I said, ‘Baby, I don’t know how to do that,’ and he said, ‘I do,'” the boy’s grandmother, Brenda Crase, told KFSM.
To earn money to pay for his uncle’s funeral, it was reported that Brian had no insurance, so his family needed to pay for services, Daniel held a garage sale. He tried to sell his own toys.
When that didn’t prove to be a success, Daniel asked Brenda to take him to the local convenience store.
“Take me to Quick Way because I’m going to raise money for my Uncle Brian because that’s what I need to do, Nana,” Brenda recalled her 10-year-old grandson telling her.
He made my heart feel good because I know I raised my baby the right way,” she said.
For several days, Daniel has been standing outside the Quick Way in his hometown raising money for his uncle’s funeral. After three days, he raised $400 of his $5,000 goal.