Mason brother and sister making a difference for 9/11 families

Joshua Pathrose and Gabrielle Pathrose
Joshua Pathrose and Gabrielle Pathrose

Thirteen-year-old Joshua Pathrose and his sister, 11-year-old Gabrielle Pathrose, have no personal connection to what happened on 9/11, but believe it's their duty to help those who suffered the most.

The two have already raised hundreds of dollars to give to the American Red Cross to go toward the families of 9/11 victims.

"We thought that if we can make a difference in someone's life, that would be great for them and that would benefit them in their time of need," said Joshua.

The brother and sister duo started their fundraising efforts back in April, raising money for victims in Japan after the tsunami killed thousands and left so many others homeless. Their effort raised more than $1,000.

Now Joshua and Gabrielle are helping a families of 9/11 victims.

"I saw the children who lost one of their parents in the 9/11 attack and I was thinking about how they must of felt and how lonely they were," said Joshua. "I thought it was a good idea to raise money for families."

The pair play their instruments in the front of the Mason Kroger store and collect money. Joshua plays guitar and Gabrielle plays violin.

In September the siblings have devoted nearly 15 hours to raise money, that on top of school and sports practices.

"It has been difficult, but I am glad I am doing something that will make a difference in peoples lives," said Gabrielle.

Next for the brother and sister duo they will be at the Kroger store in Liberty Township the first two Wednesdays in October.

They will be raising money for the Cincinnati Children's Walk for Kids.

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