Two sixth-grade girls at Hart Middle School put zest into their assignment by teacher Terry Ludlow to undertake a community service project, raising more than $3,500 in just a couple of weeks for leukemia research. For one of the girls, 12-year-old Katie Crawford, the effort was on the personal side. Her mother Nancy, 52, was recently diagnosed with a mild form of leukemia. Although tests show no treatments are necessary now and she's likely to have many trouble-free years ahead, the news nevertheless shook the Crawfords' Laguna Oaks household.
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