This is so sad and inspiring at the same time.
A 5-month-old baby boy named Landon Shaw is fighting for his life against cancer, and his story has inspired thousands across the country and abroad to plunge themselves into freezing cold water.
That all started after a Facebook fundraiser was created for the little guy from Tarkio, Missouri called Plunge for Landon where all the money made will go to Landon's treatment for his rare childhood cancer at Children's Mercy Hospital.
Inspired parties have taken the plunge from Afghanistan to the Gulf of Mexico, and more videos of these cold water plunges are coming every day!
At least $30,000 has been raised so far, but indications are that number will continue to rise for this baby boy.
Originally Landon's parents brought him to the hospital on February 23rd because the child was seriously sick.
There doctors discovered that the baby had a tumor on his left kidney, which they removed, only to find a tumor on his brain. During the operation to remove that tumor, Landon's heart stopped, and doctors warned the parents they didn't think the child would make it through the night.
But Landon DID recover, and ended up getting healthy enough to go home with his parents. He's not out of the woods yet, however. He has a lot of treatment to go through which is why this fundraiser was set up in the first place.
One of the more famous "plungers" was Kansas City Chefs super fan Ty Rowton who can be seen taking the cold and refreshing plunge (above)!
Find out more information on how you can take the Plunge For Landon HERE!
And check out this video of U.S. Rep. Sam Graves taking the plunge in his suit (below) !!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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