BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Brothers Stephen and Matthew Coleman, aged 10 and 7, share a passion for sea turtles at the National Aquarium.
So it’s no surprise that they helped when they heard that a particular turtle needed a new shell.
Stephen, 10, said: “I only started fundraising because I love sea turtles.
Kai is a 5-year-old green sea turtle with severe damage to his shell after being hit by a boat.
After she recovered, the team at the aquarium found that she still had problems with her digestive tract and buoyancy that prevented her from diving and foraging.
After brainstorming ways to get her a prosthetic shell, the guys came up with the idea for the 5-K, and well, implemented it.
“The 5-K run is called the Sea Turtle Race,” says Stephen.
Matthew, 7, added: “We’ve raised $2,000.”
With a large check and a big smile, the boys sent the money to the aquarium’s rehabilitation center for Kai.
“Children can change a lot. They can do a lot. Let them try,” says Shawn Coleman, their father.
When asked why they did it, Stephen’s answer was simple: “I only do it for the turtles.”
The brothers said they plan to continue raising money in 2022 to help more sea turtles.
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