A seventh-grade boy in Ohio donated $15,000 in livestock premiums to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

According to Western Reserve Schools, Diesel Piper earned the money Saturday, Aug. 17, in a Huron County Fair livestock sale.

He then decided to give all of his livestock premiums to the children’s hospital to help fight cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The school district called Diesel a “hero” and stated the boy “should be an example to us all.”

“A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all,” the school district captioned their post on Facebook, adding that the donation “will help to find cures for young children and save lives.”

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