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How to Change the World — Inspiration from Chocolate Bar Book

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Just about a year ago, my BBF told me about two little boys in her first grade class who embodied the giving spirit. Dylan Siegel had written a book called, “Chocolate Bar” with the intention of raising $1,000,000 to find a cure for his friend Jonah Pournazarian’s rare liver disease, Glycogen Storage Disease 1B. In my opinion, nothing’s more bitch’in than stepping up and taking action, so I interviewed the Chocolate Bar Book boys to find out more. Much has changed since then, and now it’s not just a nice local story about a couple of great kids and their families; it’s become a global phenomenon that just shows to go ya that one little kernel of kindness can change the entire world.

Bitch’in Suburbia (BIS): It’s been about a year since we last spoke — how goes the fundraising for the cure? How much have you raised?

Dylan Siegel (DS): Almost $500,000.

BIS: All on $20 books?

DS: Well, we also have bracelets and some other stuff now.

Jack Siegel (Dylan’s brother): I once sold a chocolate bar to a lady for $30! read more