Madonna Students Giving Back

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Sophomores Bailey Roberts, Isabella Rossi, Nathan Martin, Adam Davis and Eva Bowser made blankets for the children at Children’s Hospital

Over the last couple of weeks, Madonna High School students have been participating in “Kelsey’s CHRISTmas”, which provides toys, craft kits, gift cards, and other teen items for Children’s Hospital kids with cancer.  “Kelsey’s CHRISTmas” was started by Kelsey Andrews in loving memory of her sister, Kristin.  Kristin was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia going into her senior year of high school at Weir High in 2007. She received intense treatment at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh spending six of her last seven months in the hospital.  While in the hospital, anytime she received a gift from someone it brought her so much joy.  For a sick kid in the hospital at Christmas or any time, words can’t express the importance of those gifts.  “Kelsey’s CHRISTmas” was started to help put smiles on the faces of children undergoing treatment.  Madonna’s participation has been organized by Sophomore Adam Davis and Freshman Phil Good and has been a competition between the boys and girls to see who can bring in the most stuff.  In additon to the collection of items for presents, many of Madonna’s students participated in making blankets for the children  at St. Paul’s cafeteria.