We’ve been telling you about Four-year-old Cooper Busch and his battle with cancer. Now his family was given renewed hope with a new treatment. Cooper was only given months to live in January, but doctors will start a new treatment plan that could help save his life. The kid they call “Super Cooper” has down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer that affects blood and bone marrow. The event “Cooper Palooza” is coming up in March.
Two basketball coaches created a shoe collection program for the needy. David Wright Jr. and Julio Anthony took their passion for basketball and desire to help the less fortunate to organize a very special free skills clinic for kids. The kids were encouraged to bring a pair of shoes for the less fortunate. They collected 150 pairs of shoes and every pair went to help a family in need.
A woman’s sisters became a surrogate for her after a cancer diagnosis. When Randi Fishman was 28 she froze embryos, and had a double mastectomy, with the hope she could be able to carry a child one day. Doctors advised her not to carry her own children because pregnancy hormones would have been an added risk. Luckily Randi’s sister, Erin, offered to be a surrogate for her. In December, Erin gave birth to her sister and brother-in-law’s second daughter, Austyn.
A neighborhood in New Jersey sold lemonade for the Florida School Shooting victims. Mike Lawson, his family, and neighbors felt they needed to do something for those down in Florida grieving after that horrific day. Mike said the issue is personal to him because he grew up just five minutes from that school. So on President’s Day, he got to work helping two of his kids and their friends sell lemonade for the victims and their families. They were able to raise over $350! Parents in the neighborhood said it was important for the kids to get involved and learn about kindness for others, no matter how far they are away.