11-year-old Livingston boy raises $112K for life saving CPR machines

HOLLY, MI (WXYZ) — 11-year-old Lucas Vetter of Holly has actually invested the last 2 years raising cash for a life-saving CPR maker called “LUCAS.”

“It saves a lot of lives and it’s not exactly cheap,” Lucas stated.

After a see to the Howell Fire Department, Lucas ended up being figured out to ensure every fire department in Livingston County had among these life conserving devices. For numerous fire departments, the $16,000 gadget was a substantial financial investment.

“So I went home and on an orange piece of construction paper, I wrote out my business plan on how I was going to raise money to help save lives with the Lucas devices.”


Lucas Vetter

Lucas and his household have actually been fundraising for LUCAS devices all year long. On Saturday, they will hold their 3rd yearly playing golf occasion in hopes of raising sufficient cash for their last maker.

“We’ve gone business to business, door to door,” Lucas’ mommy Kerry Vetter stated. “Sometimes we left with $5. Sometimes people wrote a check for $100. Literally every dollar counts.”

Currently, Lucas has actually raised $112 thousand to buy 7 LUCAS devices for his regional fire departments.

“I’ve always liked helping people and this was a good way to help them,” he stated.

Lucas intend on continuing his CPR maker contributions infecting various counties throughout the location. To learn more on how to contribute to his cause or take part in his fundraising trips head to his Lucas for LUCAS Facebook page.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.