ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Angela Kramer gathers her kids around the kitchen table for a lesson on kindness, a lesson inspired by her friend Brad Giesting.
“He just gave of himself and loved life, lived his life to the fullest,” said Kramer.
Giesting died in 2016 after battling cancer for three-and-a-half years. His family and friends say that they remember all the people who helped them during his fight. They hope to give back by doing nice things for others.
On Monday night, they filled bags for the Ronald McDonald House.
“They know what they’re doing. They’ve done things at school today. They took things to the neighbors around here. Just something else that we can do to just be kind,” said Kramer.
They stuffed 75 bags full of goodies for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House. They also passed out 30 Mega Millions tickets to strangers.
“After we’d given him the thing and explained the story, he said that he’s actually going through chemo right now and his wife’s a survivor, and if they would win, they were going to pay it forward to Brad’s Blessings,” said Kramer.
Anonymously, dozens more did something good: writing cards, sending flowers, giving to charity. Giesting’s family also packed 30 sunshine boxes for cancer patients.
The random acts of kindness keep coming, something that makes the Giestings and others smile.
“He was just a great great person. Does it make it easier? No, but it’s just knowing that this is what he would want us to do,” said Kramer.