Man Given Terminal Diagnosis Uses Final Months To Raise Money For Children

Susy Solis
November 13, 2019 - 10:56 am

Fort Worth Developer Happy Baggett epitomizes his name. Even after receiving a devastating diagnosis Happy remains happy.

Mr. Baggett was diagnosed with stage 4 colon and liver cancer and was told by his doctor he had only about 6 months to live. But Baggett has always maintained that if something like this should happen to him, he would continue to live his life and not feel sorry himself. 

"I've lived a great life, I'm not a victim, this is not a raw deal. I wasn't given a bad hand. This is part of life," he said. 

So when Kara Waddell who runs Child Care Associates asked him to chair a fundraiser, Baggett happily accepted the challenge. Now he's using his final months on Earth to raise money that will build schools for early childhood development in Fort Worth to help children for generations to come.

In total, Baggett hopes to raise $12 million dollars. 

We're proud to call Happy Baggett this week's KRLD Difference Maker. ​