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Teen on mission to get fruit trees to the Bahamas

Posted at 6:44 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 15:56:41-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Xain Lawracy isn’t like many other 16-year-olds. When he’s not in school, you can find him at any number of plant nurseries and fruit groves.

Lawracy is particularly fond of tropical fruits.

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He found magic in mangoes and what they can do to help others especially in the Hurricane Dorian affected areas of the Bahamas.

Lawracy recalls watching the storm unfold on television, “It just sat on top of them and the storm surge is gonna kill all the trees pretty much because of the salt gets into them and most of the trees can’t live because of that.”

He started fundraising to get mango trees to the island within the next year. (You can find his gofundme page here).

So far he’s raised more than $1,000,

“I wanna make sure I help people out there and make sure everyone has fruit trees,” says Lawracy.