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Noah Lamaide, 12-Year-Old Wisconsin Boy, Saves Grandma's Home From Foreclosure

First Posted: 02/ 8/2012 12:21 pm Updated: 02/11/2012 7:43 pm

Boy Saves Grandmas Home

After 12-year-old Noah Lamaide saw how the charity he had started was helping needy families, he knew exactly what to do when his own grandmother nearly lost her home.

When Noah's 72-year-old grandmother, Janice Sparhawk, fell behind on her mortgage payments for the home that had been in her family for three generations, the Wisconsin boy succeeded in raising $10,500 in a month, ABC News reports.

His efforts saved her house from the Feb. 15 auction just in time.

The young boy started Noah's Dream Catcher Network in 2010 to organize community service projects and give do-gooders a chance to donate to important causes.

"I want to help someone who is very dear to me for my next dream... My Grandma has fallen on hard times and is going to loose [sic] her home," Noah wrote on his website. "My Grandma in case you don't know her has a heart of gold. She has given so much to our community since I can remember!!!"

Sparhawk had first turned to the government for help, but when officials didn't come back to her with a payment program options, Noah stepped in, according to ABC.


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