Region 8 boy celebrates birthday, honors wounded warriors

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 boy decided to use his special day to help others.

Will Crawford had his 9th birthday party at the Arkansas State University ROTC Armory Saturday afternoon.

Instead of guests bringing presents for him, he asked everyone bring something to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation.

"I'm just trying to raise enough money for the wounded warriors to make a handicap accessible house," he said. "I haven't played with my toys in a long time and I'm getting a little too old for it and I thought that I should give back."

The ASU cadets volunteered to help with the festivities.

"That's great to see that there are people, even young children, that look at a program like the wounded warriors and are able to dedicate something that should be about them to wounded warriors," said ASU cadet Howard Bobo.

Will said he learned about soldiers from his dad, U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford.

"My dad's put up a shirt on a billboard with the names of how many soldiers have died in the army."

Will raised $495 dollars at his birthday party.

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