Basking Ridge 10-year-old helps raise funds for fellow allergy sufferers
Rohan Atre — or “Ro — as his friends and family call him, is 10 years old. He is a rising fifth grader at Mount Prospect Elementary School and enjoys playing the piano, cello, is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwando and likes to swim.
But Ro was born with several allergies, including peanuts, eggs, wheat, soy and others. Ro has been a patient of Dr. Teri Brown at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since he was little.
But Ro didn't let his allergies stop him. The resilient 10-year-old decided to try and help other kids who suffered from allergies just like him. This summer he decided to start a fundraiser to help kids with allergies at the hospital that had helped him.
“This so far has been really fun. We have been going door-to-door sometimes. Delivering these to those that want to donate,” Ro said. “My favorite part was seeing their smiles. It really gave me a warm feeling and hopefully, it gives a warm feeling to other kids with allergies.”