9-year-old Hollis Belger of Larkspur, California can juggle a soccer ball. In fact, Hollis can juggle quite well. Her record for keeping the ball airborne, alternating feet with no help from the thighs, is 461 touches. Hollis improved her personal record for this feat by practicing nearly daily for 2 months in a fundraiser she organized for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hollis’s program was called, “Juggling for Jude.” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a renowned research hospital that treats all kids’ cancer free of charge and is at the forefront of research in hopes of curing catastrophic childhood illnesses. Hollis, a skilled soccer player with a love for the game, was determined to raise money for the kids at St. Jude and to raise awareness of childhood cancers. She practiced almost every day through July and August, and despite breaking a toe at dance camp, continuing to videotape her daily records and write inspiring blog posts along the way to generate awareness and drive donations.
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