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Local Students Help Peer with Lymphoma

The two eight-year-old cousins are fundraising in hopes of sending their friend on vacation and have written the following letter to the public:

 

Update - July 23: As of Sunday night, the girls have exceeded their $1,500 goal and are now shooting for $1,750.

"Coventry residents are so generous," said the girls' grandmother, Marguerite. "I'm sure Chris and his family will appreciate their generosity."

July 17, 2012:

Hello,

There is a boy in our town who is 11 years old, his name is Christopher
and he attends . Chris has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, he had it about two years ago and went through treatment and now he has it again.

We feel so bad that he has to go through this all over again. We want to give him a chance to be able to forget a little while about his treatments and his sickness. We know how hard it is for Chris and his family to live through this because we had a cousin who passed away when she four years old of brain cancer.

We were thinking about a few things that he likes to do, fishing, basketball, ATV four-wheeling, and if we could collect enough money we could send him on a vacation to do one of these things.

Our plan is to do collections at some stores, selling "Coventry Cares for
Chris" bracelets for $5.00, and ask people for donations. 100% of all donations will go directly to Chris. Any donation would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Conlan, Washington Oak School
Julia Tremblay, Hopkins Hill School

If you would like to purchase a bracelet please contact the girls' grandmother and supervisor, Marguerite, at 497-8832 to obtain the mailing address to send $5.00.

Editor's Note: As of Monday night, the girls have raised $1,001.00 and are hoping to continue their success!

Lauren Sheldon July 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Great job girls! Chris will be thrilled!!
Jessica Cone July 17, 2012 at 01:01 PM
The Cone Family wants to donate! We'll be contacting Grandma Marguerite.
mg7050 July 17, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Thank you so much! This is greatly appreciated!
mg7050 July 20, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Thank you so much for your donation! I am sending out your bracelets today! Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Jessica Cone July 20, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Hi Marguerite! You're so welcome. If you haven't sent the bracelets yet, please save them for other people who donate because I don't want you to waste any money on shipping them. But if you have, thank you, my kids will defiantly enjoy them! We hope to be able to help Chris more soon. Your family is in our thoughts. :)

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