Tuesday, February 20, 2018

8-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Bakes for Another Young Cancer Patient

As shoppers streamed in and out of Trader Joe’s and Food 4 Less in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, 8-year-old Tessa Roos and her mother, Sarah, set up a stand in front of Whiz Kids.

Sarah Roos iced cupcakes and placed cookies and Rice Krispies treats adorned with iced yellow ribbons—the symbol for childhood cancer awareness — on plastic trays under Tessa’s watchful eye. A sign in front of the stand read, “Go Team Max.” Soon, shoppers started lining up to buy baked goods or lemonade, or just to drop a few dollars in the donation jar.

All proceeds from the lemonade stand will go to Max Collins, a student at Laguna Middle School, who has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia. His body has thus far rejected attempted bone marrow transplants, and he and his family have been battling the disease for about three years, Sarah Roos said. Roos is a teacher at Laguna.

“We’re trying to help this family who has been going through a tough time for a really long time,” Sarah Roos said.

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article200837079.html#storylink=cpy

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