PEKIN, IL (WMBD) --Duct tape. It might not look like much, but Jake Grys is spending his summer turning the tape, into a fashion statement.
His favorite wallet color?
"Red," said Grys. "I like red."
The 12 year old says the craft keeps him busy.
Grys has brittle bone disease and dwarfism, which limits his growth, and ability to take part in some activities.
"I can't really do some of the stuff, so I just found something that I can do," Grys proudly states.
He discovered the wonder of wallet making during a "How To" duct tape class at his local library.
Now, he's using his product to raise money to pay his way to some very exciting places.
"Well, there's one really, really good reason...to go to Disney World!" said Grys.
His mother Jean says her son, is a big dreamer with a mission to make his wishes a reality.
"He's going to write a script, he's going to put on a play, he's going to make duct tape wallets, and it just kind of snowballed," said Grys. "I just thought that he would make two or three of them, and be done with it, I didn't that he was going to try to sell them."
But his mother says, the business venture is teaching her son a thing or two about saving and spending.
"He's acquainting work with money, which is something that's not always easy to teach a child with a disability."
If enough money is put into these wallets, Grys plans on using his creative skills for an even bigger mission.
"He's going to contact Disney, and he's going to talk them into developing a super hero that's in a wheelchair, and then he's going to work at Disney and be that superhero all the kids meet."
Where to Get YOUR Wallet:
Grys plans to sell the wallets during a garage sale at his Pekin home this Thursday through Saturday.
The sale goes from 8am-2pm all three days.
It's located at 1011 N. 14th Street
You can also order a wallet online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Grys also plans to donate a portion of his profits to Easter Seals.
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