Birthdays are special celebrations and for children, are often a time to be showered with gifts by loved ones. But for one little boy, his birthday is an extra special celebration of life. So instead of waiting to unwrap a mountain of presents, five-year-old Ashton Zari's birthday wish is for his friends and family to help him raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
"My family decided that we were going to raise money and supplies for a charity this year instead of accepting birthday gifts," said Amanda Zari, Ashton's mother. "We have spent so much time being so blessed by so many people it was important to us that we were teaching our kids to give back. Also, whenever you have a child with a heart to serve others you do everything you can to foster that."