Seven-year-old Teddy Moore has shown that age is no barrier to making a big impact in the community.
Moore, a second grader from Hewitt Elementary School in Rockville Centre helped raise over $10,000 for the Hydrocephalus Association, making him National Grid’s Hometown Hero for October.
Hydrocephalus is an issue that hits home for Moore and his family, as he suffers from the neurological condition, which causes a buildup of fluids in the brain. Currently there is no cure and treatment involves an operation. At seven-years-old, Moore has already had 26 brain surgeries.
“He’s had 26 brain surgeries in his seven little years and there’s no cure, so we can only manage it,” Teddy’s mother, Andrea, said. “So we walk for a cure. We had a big walk at Teddy’s school and we raised over $10,000. Teddy’s one of the best spokespeople for Hydrocephalus you can get.”
Teddy’s courage, resiliency and drive to help others struck a chord with National Grid. The power company came out with a power move, sending the Moore family to the New York Islanders-Dallas Stars game on Oct. 25 and honoring Teddy during an in-game ceremony.
“National Grid is very involved in our local community,” Phill Echevarrio, Gas Field Ops Manager from National Grid, said. “We help rebuild homes, we help rebuild parks and beaches and we’re very proud to help support the Hometown Hero program, recognizing local Long Islanders who have helped their community and the causes for those communities.”
Click here to nominate a National Grid Hometown Hero.