Story Behind #NuggsforCarter

A Little About Me

I am 16 years old and currently live in Reno, Nevada. I am the oldest of four siblings. I enjoy naps and chicken nuggets. I play Football as an OLB and I run hurdles in track. My family is very close-knit and we enjoy many family vacations. My favorite place we have visited is the Caribbean. I enjoy hot weather, I love lemonade with a passion, and I was born with a hole in my lung. I don't know what else you'd like to know (or care to know).

A Little About My Family

I have a family of six with two loving parents who have taken such great care of me. I have two younger brothers who are insane but super fun. The youngest is my sister, who is a light in our lives. My dad is a dentist, and was a triathlete and ultra runner. He inspires me to be the best I can be. My mom is also a dentist and was diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer two weeks after my younger sister was born. My sister was born at 26 weeks (really early). At the time, I was 9 years old. I didn't really know what was going on, just that it wasn't good. Many friends and families in the area helped us out by making meals for us when we were busy with our chaotic life. Luckily, my mom was able to overcome her cancer. Her strength and faith has inspired me to this day.

Making a Difference

I want to give back. I am incredibly lucky to be born into a family like mine. Whenever I'm sad or feeling ungrateful, I think back to when I was a kid. I remember when my parents would have to drive to UCSF every other weekend to receive treatments. I remember families bringing us dinners trying to support us in any way they could. I remember seeing my sister so prematurely born that she was on the brink of death. 

Then I remind myself how lucky I am. How lucky I am to have my mom today. How lucky I am to have a healthy sister who is above average in growth. As well as how lucky I am to have so many loving people in my life. I am so blessed to have an opportunity to use my voice to support something I believe in. People have been asking for merchandise and I thought why not sell for a good cause. It's a win-win scenario, am I right? All proceeds from T-Shirt sales go to support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and stay tuned for more to support our local organization which supports families of women with breast cancer called Moms on the Run. I hope that you can enjoy your shirts and do it for a good cause

Visit my fundraising page to lend a hand!

My Love for Chicken Nuggets

Ever since I was a young lad, I've always wanted to be great. All my friends wanted to grow up to be astronauts, firefighters, policemen or doctors. Me, I've always aspired to be a chicken nugget. When I got older, I realized that this dream of mine was not physically possible. I was deeply saddened until I thought of a solution. People say "You are what you eat," so I ate chicken nuggets. I was running low so I reached out to my favorite nugget supplier Wendy's in hopes they would fulfill my dreams. And here we are today.

The Challenge

It all started as a joke. I was laying in my bed scrolling through my twitter timeline when I thought of something. I recalled tweets I have seen where kids will text their parents asking "How many retweets for a dog?" types of questions. I decided to kick it up a notch and ask my favorite fast food restaurant the same type of question, "How many retweets for a year of free nuggs?" After I received an outrageous goal of 18 million, I just thought of it as a silly joke to laugh at with my friends, so I replied "Consider it done." Then it took off and now I am making twitter history.