Chris Pratt, teen raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital
SEATTLE -- "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt is using his star power to help a Wenatchee teen raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital.
Pratt has teamed up with 14-year-old Makenna Schwab, a Seattle Children's patient with Larsen Syndrome.
"I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Larsen Syndrome, and it effects my joints, causes deformities in my bones, and causes instabilities in my spine, and I have trouble with my breathing," Schwab tells KOMO News.
Schwab has had over 15 surgeries at Seattle Children's to save and change her life, she says.
Pratt, a Lake Stevens native, touted the contest and fundraiser in a video posted on his Instagram account.
In it, Pratt says, "Want to come visit me on the set of Jurassic World 2 in Hawaii? What? Yeah! You want to do it? Click the link in my bio!"
Every $10 donated is an entry to win, and you can enter as many times as you want. The winner gets a trip for four to hang out with Chris Pratt on the set of the Jurassic World sequel in Hawaii.
It also includes flights, a hotel stay, and a sneak peak of the film while on set.
Since Schwab was eight, Schwab has fundraised for the hospital annually, and has brought in at least 2,000 toys and raised $73,000.
In just five days, the pair has passed $200,000, and all proceeds benefit the orthopedics department at Seattle Children's.