Say you were diagnosed with terminal cancer tomorrow. How would you spend the rest of your days on earth? Would you go to that one vacation spot you’ve always wanted to? Or maybe catch up with people you always said you would but never found the time for? One 10-year-old boy struck with the tragic reality of terminal cancer is choosing to live out the rest of his life in one of the most selfless ways possible: feeding the homeless.
Meet 10-year-old Keegan Keppner of Eugene, Oregon. Keppner has a terminal case of Glioma, a type of cancer that causes tumors in the brain and spine. He also suffers from hydrocephalus, a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid fills the brain. Even with these problems, Keppner still finds another force in his life that drives his day-to-day activities – his deep care for others.
Keppner and his stepfather spent yesterday feeding homeless people in Eugene who will soon be forced out of a homeless shelter.
"Meeting the homeless and making them happy," Keppner said. "I just feel bad for the people becoming homeless and I don't want any more of them to become homeless."
The young boy plans to return to the shelter again today and feed the homeless a warm chili lunch.
Check out this heartwarming video of Keppner and his stepfather at the shelter: