9 Year Old Gives Disney Trip to Fallen Soldier's Family


You won’t believe what this 9 year old boy did to give back.

His name is Brendan Haas and he earned a prize any young kid would appreciate — an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World.

Here’s what he did. He and his mother Melissa set up a a trading contest on Facebook in an attempt to trade up from a toy soldier to a Disney trip.

He got the idea from the story of a man who traded up from a red paper clip to a house.

Through a series of trades on the social network site, he managed to amass Disney gift certificates worth almost $900 as well as airfare and a stay at a Disney resort hotel.

But instead of going on the trip and wanted to give back. You see, the page on Facebook he set up was called “Soldier for a Soldier”

On Memorial Day, Brandon held a contest and pulled the boy pulled the name of 2-year-old Liberty Hope Steele out of a hat.

She is the daughter of U.S. Army Lt. Timothy Steele, 25, who was killed last August in Afghanistan.

Brandon gave the vacation to Liberty’s family.

“I think it would make them a lot happier,” Brendan Haas said.

“Your one amazing young man,” wrote Ann Marie Smith Braga, “Our family lives on Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Mass. We are an active duty Army family. I want to thank you from all the Army families here at Hanscom.”

“Your parents must be so proud of you,” wrote Cheryl Simoes-Buente. “I hope you always will be such a caring and amazing person. God bless you for your thoughtfulness!!!”