Six-year-old Jewish Boy Raises $25k for Ailing Friend, With ‘Chocolate Bar’ Book

WATCH: Dylan Siegel, from Los Angeles, hopes to eventually raise $1 million for Glycogen Storage Disease charity.

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Like a lot of kids his age, 6-year-old Dylan Siegel loves coming up with stories. But unlike most kids, he has a best friend with a rare genetic disease. So when Dylan wanted to raise money for a cure for Jonah Pournazarian, 7, who suffers from Glycogen Storage Disease, he decided to do it in a creative way.

“I suggested that he set up a lemonade stand,” his mother Debra Siegel, of Beverly Hills, told the Jewish Journal. “But he said he wanted to write a book.”

Dylan finished writing and illustrating the pages of “Chocolate Bar” the next day and urged his parents to help him publish the book, the paper reported.

In two months, sales of the book - along with actual chocolate bars donated by Whole Foods - have raised more than $25,000 for the fund, according to the Chocolate Bar website. Dylan hopes to eventually raise $1 million.

Read more at the Forward.

Dylan Siegel, right, with his friend Jonah Pournazarian.Credit: YouTube

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