13-year-old quadruple amptuee seeks to help Boston bombing victims

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:55pm

A 13-year-old Florida boy, who nearly lost his life five years ago, wants to help Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Seventh grader, Michael Stolzenberg contracted a rare bacterial infection.

Doctors had to amputate all four limbs.

Michael has worked hard to overcome the challenges of his physical impairment.

He does most things now that any kid does, including playing sports, and is a true inspiration to many.

He and his older brother, Harris, are raising money to help provide assistance for the Boston Marathon victims.

Stolzenberg has ecouraging words for victims of the tragedy.

I would tell them that nothing, that the major thing is nothing is impossible, that they will get better and everything will be fine and that help is on the way and that of you cannot afford prosthetics or a certain amputee surgery, that me and my brother are gonna try to raise one million dollars to help your cause, ah with the scott rigsby foundation and that of you liked playing sports before, keep playing sports and keep up all the work that you want to do in the future," said Michael

Harris Stolzenberg is planning to run the 2014 Boston Marathon.

All the money raised will go to a fund to help the Boston Marathon victims.

So far, since launching the new fund on April 22, they've raised almost $34,000.

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