Charlottesville Soccer Player Helping to Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A 10-year-old player with the Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area (SOCA) is using his love for the game to raise money for a cause that's close to his heart.
Brady Krysiewicz is blocking goals to help the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation in its research efforts.
"He's known struggles with people, and he asks questions about why certain sports players are wearing pink and what it meant,” said Anthony Krysiewicz, Brady's dad. “We were sitting in a pool one day, and he looked at me and was like, ‘I want to help.’"
Several of Brady's family members have battled breast cancer. Some have beaten the disease, though others weren't so lucky.
Brady wants to make sure other families get the help they need. Throughout the month of October, he is asking people to donate money to for every goal he saves.
"If I was hurt, I would want people to have my back. So if anybody else is hurt, I need to have their back for them," he said.
Brady's original goal was to raise $50, but he broke that within two minutes of posting his Keeper for a Cure campaign. So far, he's raised more than $600.
The young athlete says he is just doing what he loves to support the people he loves.