Elementary Students Give Brave Boxes to Cancer Patients

Baihly Warfield
April 18, 2017 10:06 PM

Laura MacArthur students in the KEYZone program are showing you are never too young to give back. 

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Just in time for Global Youth Service Day, 70 students dropped by St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth to donate 24 "Brave Boxes" to cancer patients there. 

"We made these to make people feel better," Ray Longsyo, a second grader, said. 

The idea was sparked when a first grader and preschooler lost their mother to colon cancer. 

The students raised about $200 to pay for the goodies that went in the boxes. They were stuffed with lip balm, Kleenex, lotions and fuzzy socks. 

"When they have cancer ... their feet get cold, so that's why we had these," Longsyo explained, "and ginger tea and ginger candy sort of make your throat feel better."

They also made bracelets with encouraging words on them and wrote letters to the patients. 

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson was also there to thank the kids and tell them their work reminds adults they should do more to take care of each other too. 


Baihly Warfield

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