Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

6-Year-Old Boy Uses Nail Polish To Touch The Hearts Of Millions.

Red Cross Donations

Any money that the event collects goes straight to the Red Cross, but they make sure to have a different focus for the donations every year. In the past, Serious Request has earned money for mothers that have died during childbirth, separated families, youths in war zones, and awareness for sexual assault survivors.

Red Cross Donations

Red Cross

"Laat ze niet Stikken"

The Serious Request slogan for 2016 was “Laat ze niet stikken,” which is translated to “don’t let them suffocate.” Their goal was to raise money for those that live in the poor communities of Africa who suffer from lung infections like pneumonia and bronchitis. But this event didn’t go the way that it was planned.

"Laat ze niet Stikken"

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A Man And His Son

When they were only in the glass house for one day, a man stepped up to the mic outside of the house with his young son. They offered a little over $115, and with the attention on him, the man began to tell the story about his little boy.

A Man And His Son

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Tijn's Story

He explained that his son, Tijn Kolsteren, was just six years old when he was diagnosed with terminal brain stem cancer. He continued by explaining that it is much worse for many children in third world countries that live less than 6 years.

Tijn's Story

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Last Wish

Tijn's last wish was to help other children so they wanted to challenge people to have their nails painted for one euro. After hearing Tijn's story, the DJs agreed and let Tijn fulfill his wish by painting fingernails and raising money for the cause.

Last Wish

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