Sarah knows what it's like to be in the hospital. At age 5 she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and endured 16 months of treatments, which succeeded in putting the disease into remission. Today her health is excellent.
"She does everything a 'normal' kid does -- swims on a swim team, plays on a softball team, enjoys spending time with her friends and such," her mom Teri said. "We are so very grateful to Children's Hospital for all that they did to help Sarah beat this."
Sarah, with some help from her parents Teri and John, created more than 250 of the ornaments, which she sold along with hot cocoa Dec. 8-9 from a stand in front of their home on St. Mary Street.
Having raised more than $1,000, she went shopping last weekend, filling three carts high with toys to take to the hospital this week.
"Hopefully we can bring a smile to these children's faces with a special gift for them," Sarah and Teri wrote in an email.
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