Congratulations to Jamison who took on the challenge to choose kind. Inspired by the book and subsequent movie “Wonder”, he set about finding ways to be kind to others and filling up his ‘kindness jar’ seen above. As a result he won the choose kind competition and was awarded $1000 for charity. He chose CIKA as a recipient, as he often sees how much hard work his grandparents and other volunteers put in raising money for research into childhood cancers, and often asks to get involved.

“Wonder” is a powerful story of a young boy named Auggie who, due to a medical condition, looks a little different from other kids. After being home-schooled for several years, he sets about the challenge of navigating his way through traditional school and dealing with the reactions of others who see him on the ‘outside’. The story is told from the viewpoints of a number of characters, and provides a greater understanding of how others are sometimes quick to judge.

It is a story that teaches children about acceptance, empathy and kindness, and, most importantly, it’s what’s on the ‘inside’ that counts!

Thank you so much to the choose kind team for their amazing donation, and to Jamison for choosing kind and for selecting CIKA as his recipient. You can visit the Choose kind website by clicking here.