11-year-old challenges MARSOC Marines to plank-off to help boy who needs kidney

SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — An 11-year-old boy in Surf City is trying to help a boy he has never met get the kidney he desperately needs.

Last month, we told you about Ethan Blevins, 11. He has been trying to raise money for a boy named Zeb Carlyle, 15, from Holly Ridge by auctioning off his wresting medals, trophies, and belts.

Now, Ethan is challenging Marines from Camp Lejeune to a plank-off. Ethan’s dad, Daniel Blevins, said that on Saturday February 18, Ethan will be going up against the Special Ops team MARSOC. The event is $20 to enter, or $5 for children.

Blevins said that Ethan can hold a plank for more than two hours. He also said Ethan has been training to hold a plank for at least three hours.

Blevins said they have also reached out to base officials at Camp Lejeune. He said they are still waiting to hear back on whether they can participate.

Click here to find out more about the event. 

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