Local 8-year-old raises money for boy who lost everything in Louisiana flood

Local 8-year-old raises money for boy who lost everything in Louisiana flood

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - After seeing the picture of a Ethan Comeaux, a  little boy in Louisiana who had lost everything including his toys, 8-year-old Kameron Smalls set off on a mission to do something about it.

"I thought that I should do something for Ethan, because if I had a flood in my room I'd be sad," said the 8-year-old from West Ashley.

Kameron wrote a letter to Ethan and read it aloud in church.

That day, he and members of the community were able to raise more than 200 dollars towards Kameron's goal of two thousand.

Krystal Levine, Kameron's mother, calls her son inspirational.

"I didn't think he was going to follow through with it," she said. "But he's already thinking about the next thing he wants to do. This weekend he has another event planned to raise money for Ethan. So I'm excited to see where this goes."

After reaching out to Live 5 News, Kameron and his mother were able to talk to Ethan and his mother Whitney through Facetime.

Whitney Comeaux says right now she and her sons are living on a mattress in a friend's living room.

The picture that she snapped of Ethan has gone viral and she says hundreds of people from all over the country have reached out to help, just like Kameron.

"For a kid to want to help another kid, is amazing," said Comeaux.

She says after seeing all of the Nerf guns, Legos and toys from people all over the country, Ethan has volunteered to share his recent good fortune.

"So many people are sending so much stuff that he wants to help. So a lot of the things that are coming in, Ethan is going to go out and hand them out to a lot of his friends who lost everything also."

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