9-year-old boy with rare brain cancer fundraises for children's hospital

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)- Keychains for a cure.

A nine year old boy from North Central Florida is making them to raise money for children's hospital patients.

Ayden Morgan, of Ocala, travels to UF's Children's Hospital every three weeks. He was diagnosed with cancer when he was three years old.

This year, he found a creative way to benefit the place that's helped him through his journey but it's not his first year giving back.

This year, Ayden is making beaded keychains.

"All this money that I raise will help to get machines for the kids to save their lives,” he said.

The money he collects will benefit Uf Health Shands Children's Hospital.

Ayden is on a inspiring journey himself as he was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer at age three.

"It's just really awesome to do these things and raise the money for the kids,” he said.

Although he can't see, he can feel the difference he'll make at this years Dance Marathon fundraiser at UF

"You know, Dance Marathon helps kids and i love helping people,"

DM is a 26.2 hour event where hundreds of students stay awake and on their feet to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

It's not the first year Ayden, the young philanthropist has shown his creativity at Dance Marathon.

Last year, he burped on cue to raise money, raising more than 100 dollars.

If you’d like to donate to DM and receive one of Ayden’s keychains you can message “Ayden My Angel” on Facebook or follow the link below.

Ayden Morgan

A fundraising page for Ayden Morgan