Michael’s Meanies, a project started by the late Michael Carroll, have reached all 50 states, and 177 hospitals in countries around the world. The Meanies have also landed on all seven continents, and are on their way to the South Pole.
The Michael’s Meanies legacy is being continued by Michael’s parents. Over 45,000 of the stress balls, designed for children with cancer to take their anger out on, have been produced. Michael’s family is waiting on the newest shipment to send to more hospitals.
Working to make Michael’s dream a reality, about a month ago, Paul Carroll found a newspaper called the Antarctica Sun. He got in contact with the photographer, who said he would be happy to have the Meanies sent to him. The photographer took photographic proof, which Paul plans to post on the Michael’s Meanies Facebook page.
Paul talked about helping Michael’s legacy live on, “It’s a beautiful idea, and it has to carry on!”
Michael’s Meanies is now 501 (c)(3). We just got certified a couple weeks ago, and what that means for people who don’t know, is big corporations can now donate to the Meanies and take it off their taxes.”
Paul said his family receives letters and Facebook posts about the Meanies, and how they are helping children diagnosed with cancer, as well as their siblings, parents, family and friends.
For more information on Michael’s Meanies, how to donate, or Michael’s legacy, you can visit www.michaelsmeanies.com or find their page on Facebook.