that’s so chocolate: don’t debate your impact

Written by Amy L. Sullivan

SERVE Editor Word lover. Book devourer. Music addict. Amy is a Northern girl who found herself living in the South. She drinks sweet tea, turns her nose up at okra, and attempts to tell her daughters "yella" isn't a color.

September 26, 2013

chocolate bar

Dylan Siegal’s best friend, Jonah, has a rare liver condition, GSD Type 1B.  To help his best friend, Dylan decided to write a book called Chocolate Bar and donate the proceeds to help researchers find a cure for his best friend’s liver condition.

Cute idea, right?

Maybe a few school friends and family members would take interest in Dylan’s words and help support his sales, right?

Four hundred thousand dollars later (yes, you’ve read that right), Chocolate Bar and Dylan’s small idea holds a big impact. Dylan has been featured on ABC News, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, and a slew of television shows, and media outlets. Even bigger than the press coverage is the fact that Dylan is inching closer to his million dollar goal.

Dylan explains “chocolate bar” is a way to say something is awesome.

Bowling is chocolate bar.

Arcades are chocolate bar.

Helping your firends is so chocolate bar.

Parents who don’t dismiss a six-year-old’s dream to raise a million dollars to help his friend, now that’s chocolate bar.

This story reminds me we can’t debate our impact or dismiss the small ideas (especially those which come from the small people in our lives).

Do you have any kids in your life who are taking small steps to make a big difference?




  1. MsLorretty

    Holy Moses….THIS is some chocolate bar. The boy, his dream and our call. Thanks!

    • Amy L. Sullivan

      Ms. Lorretty,

  2. Leslie Rowe

    Amy YOU are so chocolate bar.

    • Amy L. Sullivan

      Thank you, Leslie Rowe. Right back at you!


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that’s so chocolate: don’t debate your impact

by Amy L. Sullivan time to read: 1 min