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"Astonishing": Hero Hospital Shoeshiner Donates Over $200,000 for Sick Kids

Will Maule : Oct 23, 2018

"I just wanted to see the kids get well." -Albert Lexie

(Pittsburgh, PA)—[] A man who spent over 30 years collecting tips from his hospital shoeshine business has passed away, after donating over $200,000 to sick children. (Image source: YouTube via childrenshospgh/via Faithwire)

Albert Lexie was a career shoeshiner at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Children's Hospital, where he served children, janitors and doctors alike by shining their shoes to an immaculate condition. As you'd expect, he collected quite a few tips over the years. But it was what he chose to do with the cash that has created a legacy that will affect many, many lives for years to come.

Lexie earned a salary of just $10,000 in his physically demanding and repetitive job, so you'd expect him to hold on to any extra cash he was given to treat himself once in a while. But that wasn't Lexie's way. A humble man with a heart of compassion, he decided to hand over every additional dime to the children's hospital's Free Care Fund. Through his long-term dedication, Lexie managed to donate an astonishing $202,000 to children in desperate need of medical attention, Today reported... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.

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