In late February, the Shaw family, living in Tarkio, Missouri, found out that their 5-month-old son Landon was sick with a rare form of cancer. Since the family is on Medicaid, which won’t cover all of the costs coming in, bake sales and bucket donations were a popular local form of aiding the family. Then, a group of fathers in Tarkio decided to make the challenge and dedicate it to Landon.
The challenge itself is a fairly simple ordeal. When one receives a challenge to do the plunge, the idea is to challenge at least three other people to do it, also. One pledges to donate an amount of money for Landon’s fund for everyone else that takes the challenge. Then, they jump into whatever source of cold water they have handy, completing the plunge.
Many different people and groups around Audubon have been challenged to participate in the plunge. Recently, Audubon High School’s FFA Chapter received a challenge to do the plunge. There was an awesome showing, and over fifty members participated in the plunge. Junior Davis Sebetka stated, “It was fun, it was for a really good cause.”
Senior Kara Christensen also participated in the plunge. She said, “It was really cold, but I was really glad that I did it.”
Within two weeks, as of Monday morning, 41,738 members have joined the Facebook Group “Plunge for Landon.” This is a great cause that our school and our community has become involved in. If you haven’t participated yet, find a lake or pond, challenge others, take the plunge, and help out the family of baby Landon Shaw!
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