Hansen’s mother, Ashley Hansen, said her son is truly a giving soul who’s wise beyond his years. “You know, in a bad situation good things come out of it,” Chris said. “Wish it wasn’t this but the support we’ve had has been amazing.” “He goes, ‘Well mommy, she’s beautiful,’” Ashley Hansen said. “Listen he doesn’t care what I look like, what the next person looks like or what the next person looks like. He’s not talking physical, he’s talking what is internal.”
But this year, instead of keeping his profits, he decided to give it all away. RELATED: Bowling Green HS cheerleader dedicates special night to girl battling brain cancer
Spangler, his second grade teacher, is battling stage four glioblastoma. Spangler and her husband of five years, Chris Spangler, are truly touched by the gesture. The Hansens’ front lawn is where Little Bub’s Homestead has been open for business the last two seasons. Last year Braxtyn used his earnings to purchase cattle and donated some of the meat to a food pantry.
The goal of Braxtyn’s fundraiser was to earn a few hundred dollars. His parents proudly say he surpassed that by leaps and bounds, preferring to keep the final total private out of respect to the Spangler family. While the amount was large, Braxtyn gave all of it away, and his reason was simple. “It was fun. It was a lot of work though,” he said. “Sold 173 mums, a bunch of pumpkins, we sold raffle tickets.”
Braxtyn doesn’t see this as anything more than helping out an awesome teacher. He helped her while doing what he loved. RELATED: Findlay Race for the Cure goes virtual for 2021; Toledo race to remain in-person
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