Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Frankie Ferreira, from Richmond, Virginia, plays football for the Bulldogs of the Chesterfield Quarterback League. The nine-year-old has a form of muscular dystrophy and by doing physical activities like playing football, he keeps his symptoms at bay.
Frankie knows that fighting this takes strength and money, so he started Team Fearless Frankie. Through that platform, he raised over 60 thousand dollars for researchers at the Children’s Hospital in Richmond, where he is a patient.
According to Frankie’s mom, Colleen, her son has a “servant’s heart.” Prior to his diagnosis, Frankie raised six thousand dollars for an animal shelter through a lemonade stand because he loves animals.
He hopes to lead by example and show other kids you must be strong and never give up hope.
Learn more about Frankie’s story as covered by Richmond TV affiliate CBS 6 News.
Well, Frankie, you sound like an amazing athlete with a gift for giving back! It takes a kind person to do what you do, and we’re happy to recognize Fearless Frankie as our ACC Hero of the Week!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!