Since taking the universe by deluge on July 29, 2014, the wildly viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has brought in $115 million in donations to the ALS Association, and an outpouring of support from people all over the world. One of those supporters was 8-year-old Aieshah Ashfer from Williston Park, NY, who used her love of all-things LEGO to be a part of the cause.
The aspiring inventor heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in school, and came up with her own hands-on way to get involved. That’s when she grabbed her prized collection of LEGO pieces (bricks and minifigs), and got to building.
Ten minutes later she showed her clever construction to her mom and exclaimed, “It’s Emmet* doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.”
Now that’s some creative thinking. Brava Aieshah!
The moral of this story is threefold: you’re never too young (or old) to make a difference; imagination fuels possibility; and, despite what some LEGO marketing people seem to think, girls love to dream up things to build too… including their own future.
Our special thanks to Aieshah’s mom Seemeen for sharing her daughter’s inventiveness with us. In her note, she said, “I know it’s a little late for this. But…” We very quickly replied, “It’s never too late to help spread awareness for a worthy cause or to celebrate a smart girl using her creativity and brain power to do good.”
* PS – Emmet is the main character in THE LEGO MOVIE.