Join us in congratulating 8th grader Caleb Marek, honored at the Incredible Kid awards today.
Caleb Marek is in the eighth grade at Providence Preparatory School in Belton. He was nominated by his teacher, Patricia Cummins, and his parents are Susie and David Marek. Mrs. Cummins said perhaps Celeb’s best gift is his ability to mentor others. Caleb has helped coach Upwards Basketball, has worked with IMPACT back-yard Bible clubs, and serves in child care at his church. When Caleb was 10 years old, he launched a fundraiser selling handmade bracelets to raise money for a friend’s chemotherapy treatments and travel expenses. He also raised $900 to fight sarcoma cancer. Caleb wrote a book expressing how he admired his big brother Logan’s contributions in making him a better person. In “Through the Eyes of a Sibling with Autism,” he describes how important each individual is within a family. For the past several years, Caleb has worked with special needs children during the Santa Pancake Breakfast, helping to facilitate a holiday crafts table. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Children’s Special Needs Network. Caleb assists with the annual Downs but Not Out Walk in Heritage Park to advocate awareness for those born with Down Syndrome ... See MoreSee Less