Pokémon card collection can mean a lot to kids especially when they have invested their time and efforts in it. 8-year-old Bryson Kliemann has been collecting his cards for four years now, but he had to sell them just to pay for his dog’s treatment.
Bryson who lives in Virginia set up a stand to sell all of his Pokémon card collection to raise money for his pet’s vet bills. His dog, Bruce, is a Labrador mix suffering from Parvo. Parvo is a deadly contagious virus.
Kimberly Woodruff, Kliemann’s mom, said she took Bruce to a vet in Southwest Virginia since he was very sick. It was there she learned that they would have to pay at least $655 for his bills. This was too much for the family.
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He is our first family dog. I really didn’t realize how expensive it could be until this happened.Woodruff
When Kliemann overheard his parent’s conversation about Bruce’s bills he thought of how he could solve the issue. Then he remembered he had a Pokémon card collection he could sell. Kliemann set up a stand the following day and started selling the cards.
He made $400 within the first two days. The cards were sold between $5 and $10 each and the price depends on the value. While some people donated money, some bought the cards. Some neighbors even gave Kliemann their card collections to help replace the ones he had sold out.
An employee at Pokémon sent this 8-year-old boy some rare cards to recover his collection. The Pokémon card was released in 1999. These cards are available in over 74 sets. About 9,000 cards are available in the U.S. Woodruff set up a GoFundMe page for Bruce’s bill and has been able to raise over $15,000 through it.