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Michael Platt, 13, opens bakery which helps feed the homeless

Meet Michael Platt, the 13-year-old American  that started his own baking business while helping the homeless. This is an inspirational story!

Image credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

26th Jun 2019

Meet Michael Platt, the 13-year-old American  that started his own baking business while helping the homeless

If this isn't an inspirational story, we don't know what is. After a diagnosis of epilepsy in sixth grade - where students are around the age or 11 or 12 - Michael Platt's mother withdrew him from school, quit her job, and began to homeschool Michael, The Washington Post reports. Though the 13-year-old had to leave behind a lot of the physical activities he loved like gymnastics and diving, it wasn't long before he discovered the joy of baking. Now, Michael bakes cupcakes, cakes and cookies and, for every bake that he makes, he donates another to the homeless. Micheal added that he loves being able to give cupcakes to disadvantaged children.

“I know I like cupcakes, but also cupcakes are part of a child’s childhood so they should get them. I always wanted to have a purpose for what I do. It’s all about helping people — not just having a purpose for yourself, but thinking about, 'How does this touch other things?’ ”

Now Michael has a website and social media presence for his at-home bakery, he sells around 75 cupcakes a month. As well as baking, Michael occasionally teaches baking classes to raise extra awareness and money for charities close to his heart.

This story was first found on The Washington Post.

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