MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Seven-year-old Glenn Dixon enjoys playing with his sisters, but like lots of boys his age he craves time with dad.
“Play football and go swimming with him,” said Glenn.
But his father, Cecil Dixon, who friends also call Glenn, is not like a lot of dads.
“When he plays football and I drop it, I’m like, oh, you have got to be kidding me. It’s not a pleasant thing when I bend over and get it,” said Dixon.
Dixon was born with polio so he has difficulty walking and needed to find other things to bond with his son over, like collecting rocks.
“It’s paint. Foam paint,” said Glenn.
Glenn decorates rocks that he finds and sells them for a dollar a piece. The Clinton Township boy wanted to earn money for a rock polisher, but changed his mind and wanted to help other kids.
Now he collects money for Turning Point, a domestic violence program in Mount Clemens for women and children. The program is trying to build a shelter.
“I wanted to help them so they could have a home and not get beat up,” said Glenn.
The first place to let Glenn sell his rocks that he calls stone faces was First Presbyterian church in Mount Clemens. After that businesses jumped on board.
Employees at Tuffy Auto Service in Clinton Township bought several stones with faces.
“I thought that it was really unique that he cared about other people so much at such a young age,” said Nick Braun.
All of the money Glenn has collected has gone to charity. So even though he does not have that rock polisher, he has been shining on the inside about the trade off.
“I just really like people smiling,” said Glenn.
So far the 7-year-old has collected $400 for charity.
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