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Yvonne Abraham

A giant candy bar, and a bigger heart

Instead of eating his school fund-raising prize, Francis Shea parlayed it into a money-maker for another charity. Instead of eating his school fund-raising prize, Francis Shea parlayed it into a money-maker for another charity. (essdras m suarez/globe staff)
By Yvonne Abraham
June 3, 2012
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Some things are immutable. Night follows day. What goes up must come down. A 10-year-old boy in possession of an enormous candy bar will eat it. But there’s a kid in the North End who so defies the laws of nature that you might find yourself questioning that gravity thing. His name is Francis Shea, he’s a fifth grader at St John School in North Square, and he has an idea for a much much better use for that candy bar.

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