A 13-year-old girl wrote an exciting essay about her cat and earned her $50,000 (U.S.). He was able to rescue other animals from the shelter. The story really surprised and attracted the attention of readers if it weren’t for the cats, so she decided to give them all her profits.
Sydney suffers from a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The girl constantly experiences dizziness, weakness and muscle pain.
In an essay for an international competition, she described the discomfort she experiences every day and how her cat helps her deal with them. The girl is a volunteer at a local shelter. From there she took little Mister Mittens when he was only a week old.
“When I took the kitten, he was very, very small. I had to bottle feed him. I really wanted to save his life, but I never thought that he could save mine,” – admits Sydney. The young writer’s main secret was that she wrote very sincerely. She called her kitten “a saving gift and a furry friend.” Of course, at the very beginning, she did not think about winning.
“When I opened the check that was sent to me, I couldn’t believe my eyes. This is just crazy. My heart skipped a beat.” As a reward, Sydney received 50 thousand dollars. She donated all the money to the shelter where Mr. Mittens used to live. The girl does not regret anything. She believes that such a gesture was the best ending for 2020.