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10 Who Make a Difference: Isaiah Crossfield

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BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- Two wheels and a big heart, that's all one local child needs to make a lasting impact on his community and world. Now Isaiah Crossfield is being honored as one of our KTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award recipients.

At just 13-years-old, Isaiah Crossfield is becoming a philanthropic leader and role model in the Byron community. The boy scout is making a difference with his own two wheels, as well as hundreds of others. Isaiah can be seen breaking down one of the hundreds of bikes Crossfield has sent around the world to underprivileged kids. One-thousand of them are going to Haiti.

Last year he trekked 100 miles across Iowa in the annual RAGBRAI race. His efforts raised roughly $1,000 to fund the various causes he supports. Being able to see the impact he is making is enough to keep him going.

"They're amazed. They are smiling, and my brother went there. If the bike is not even in working condition they use the parts and make them into different things. That's what I like about it. They use what they have for resources, and they are always happy to see bikes or anything to have some fun," said Isaiah Crossfield.

Isaiah received a Disney Friends for a Change grant. The money went toward bike safety clinics, and to help jump start one of his newer projects. Crossfield wants to create bike paths in Byron to connect a number of biking trails in the area. He wants to name one of those trails Noah's path as a memorial to Byron student Noah Graddy, who lost his life to drug-related complications.

Crossfield will be honored next Wednesday at Soldiers Field during Rochesterfest.

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