Four-year-old raises $1,800 for kids in hospital

Corbin Sullivan delivers balloons to American Family Children's Hospital
Four-year-old raises $1,800 for kids in hospital

One little boy is going above and beyond to bring a little happiness to kids in the American Family Children’s Hospital.

News 3 first brought you the story of 4-year-old Corbin Sullivan last month, when he raised more than $300 in two days on a “Go Fund Me” page. After spending some time at the American Family Children’s Hospital, Corbin told his parents he wanted to deliver balloons to other children there. Now, a few weeks later, he has raised $1,795.

“I think I’m in shock still,” mom Amanda Sullivan said. “I’m so thankful. What a way for the community to pull together and show Corbin that anything is possible, and you can go above and beyond.”

Amanda says they received donations through the web page from across the state and the country, with money coming in from places as far away as Boston. With that money, Corbin bought more than 80 balloons and dozens of gifts and supplies on the hospital’s wish list.

“There was not one time he got upset or was concerned these weren’t his toys, not once has he asked to open them,” Amanda says of her son. “The kid has got a heart of gold, he’s always thinking of other people.”

 Saturday, Corbin and his family picked up the balloons in his hometown of Sun Prairie in a school bus before delivering them to the hospital

“Someone asked us, ‘Will a balloon ever mean the same thing?’ And it won’t,” Amanda said. “His goal was to give a balloon to every kid, and that every time they look at that balloon to remember how amazing and how strong they are. I’m hoping when they look at it, they remember they’re amazing, and they’re so strong.”

Amanda says she hopes Corbin’s story will help inspire others to pay it forward, and perhaps inspire Corbin himself in the future.

“This kid can do anything,” she says. “I mean, if he can do this at four, I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do in 5 years.”