Our twentieth random act of kindness for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy honors the memory of Benjamin Wheeler, age 6, who was known for his love of the #7 train to Sunnyside, Queens. Every time the Wheeler family visited New York, Benjamin rode the 7 train. His mother recalls that, while most children loved things like the museums and zoos, Benjamin loved the subway the most. For Christmas, Benjamin had asked for a model of the train he so adored.
In honor of Benjamin and his love of subway train 7, a friend of ours from New York, Alisa Baroukh, generously donated ten toy replicas for us to give out at the Children's Hospital of Boston. We hope that Benjamin's passion for the subway trains lives on in other children. Thank you, Alisa, for your contribution and your support!