7-Year-Old Writes Hit Book to Raise Money for Sick Friend

When Dylan found out that his good buddy Jonah had a rare liver disease that would require expensive medical care, he decided to help. Within a day of telling his parents his idea of becoming an author as a way of helping Jonah, he delivered his book, Chocolate Bar. Dylan explains that the term “chocolate bar” can actually be translated to “awesome” (which makes total sense), so each page contains words of wisdom like, “Disneyland is so chocolate bar.” The final page reads, “I like to help my friends. That is the biggest chocolate bar.” His parents had a few hundred copies printed up, and within hours of bringing them to a school event, they had all sold out—raising $6,000 in the process. Since then, the family has brought in more than $400,000 through the sale of copies of the book and T-Shirts, with the goal of raising a million total to help pay for Jonah’s treatment. A doctor who specializes in researching the rare condition told ABC News, “[Dylan’s] raised more money for this disease than all the medical foundations and all the grants combined. Ever.” Dylan, you are very chocolate bar …

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