A pair of brothers in Ohio recently put their giant hog up for auction, but instead of blowing their money on video games or candy, they donated it all to charity. Austin Lettner, 14, and his little brother, Logan, auctioned off their 230-pound hog, Millhouse, at the 2019 Medina County Fair and only expected to bring in about $1,000.
But the boys got much more for him when word got out that they were going to give the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which specializes in treating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In the end, the brothers raised $11,000 and the bidder who won the hog donated him to a local charity so the meat can be used to feed those in need.
“The people that we are donating the money to, they need the money more than we do,” Austin says. “No kid should have cancer.”