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Local teen raises $17,000 to "Save a Child's Heart"

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local teen is being recognized Thursday for a labor of love that will save a child's heart.

Jacob Kornfeld, 14, was honored in a ceremony at Rady Children's Hospital Thursday morning. He raised over $17,000 for an Israel-based humanitarian project that provides life-saving heart surgeries to kids in developing countries.

Jacob says he's been inspired to help others, and wants everyone to know they too can make a difference.

"I raised $17,000, and I think that's a pretty good accomplishment that anyone could do, and it's all about how much work you put into it," Jacob said.

Each surgery costs about $10,000.

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