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Monday, October 21, 2013

Trevor Simms didn't have long to live so he made it count.

Everybody matters! 

Trevor Sims of Baton Rouge died last week after a five year battle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare #cancer that typically affects kids. Though sick, Trevor was determined to start a food drive to help combat hunger -- something he was all too well acquainted with: when he was first diagnosed, his mother was unable to buy food.

"We were starving for two or three days in a row," Trevor said. "She couldn't get a job because she had to take care of me. I don't want anyone to feel that way."

Trevor sought to gather money and food for the Baton Rouge Food Bank to help the #homeless and the#hungry. In response, the organization dedicated a week-long charity in his honor. During that time, they collected nearly 23,000 pounds of food and $34,000, enough to provide approximately 200,000 meals.

Trevor said people can make a difference by doing little things for people: "You can make a difference everyday just by helping someone who is getting bullied or helping someone cross the street." 

We'll never forget Trevor, or his simple, perfect message:Everyone Matters
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