Ohio 7th-grader donates $15,000 in livestock premiums to St. Jude Children's Hospital

An Ohio boy is being hailed as a hero after he donated $15,000 in livestock premiums to help sick children.

According to WJW-TV, Western Reserve Schools seventh-grader Diesel Pippert is giving the premiums, which he earned Saturday in a Huron County Fair livestock sale, to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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"A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all," the school district said in a Facebook post Saturday, adding that the donation "will help to find cures for young children and save lives."

"Diesel, you are a hero!" the post concluded.

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