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VIDEO: This is how a Joliet teen donated $5,000 for a friend

Tricia Wetstein, 15, a Joliet West High School student, submitted this nomination video to the VING Project. The foundation donated $5,000 to Tricia's friend Lawson Sizemore, 17. Lawson is very active at Joliet West, but he had spinal fusion surgery this summer and needs a new van. VING allows teens ages 14 to 18 to gift an adult (over 18) in their life who is in need of a boost. In this case, Tricia gifted Marlene Sizemore (Lawson’s mom) in order to support the fundraising for the van, and in turn, help Lawson.