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Pay it Ahead: Utah household honors daughter’s birthday with


(KUTV) September is Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month.

A Sandy mom is doing what she will be able to to lift consciousness and assist youngsters battling most cancers at Main Youngsters’s Hospital.

It is all in honor of her daughter, Claire.

“She was an angel actually on earth,” mentioned Elizabeth Fullmer, Claire’s mother.

Claire handed away in October 2019 after battling mind most cancers.

“She beloved life, she beloved everybody,” Fullmer mentioned.

Claire had simply turned six on September 25th. For her birthday month, Fullmer and her household determined to gather objects for different kids who’re preventing most cancers at Main Youngsters’s Hospital.

“Main’s holds a particular place in our coronary heart,” mentioned Fullmer. “That was our house for nearly a yr.”

Because of the pandemic, most cancers sufferers at Main’s are caught of their rooms throughout therapy as a substitute of going to play rooms or different enjoyable actions.

So Fullmer determined to purchase objects like small toys, artwork provides, craft kits, dolls, and way more to donate to the children.

She anticipated to fill only one bin, however now has over 20 bins full of objects at her house.

“I didn’t anticipate this in any respect,” she mentioned.

Buddies, household, and even strangers began contributing; packages have been coming from across the nation.

The neighborhood has jumped in, too. Bountiful Excessive College’s drill crew is planning on doing it as a service mission this month.

“We will put bins at our faculty, we will some at some grocery shops in order that we are able to have folks donate as a lot as they want to give,” mentioned Rachel Wakefield, co-captain of the Bountiful Excessive Mandonelles.

The drill crew does a service mission each month.

“It is simply actually enjoyable to serve and provides again to brighten different folks’s days as a lot as attainable,” mentioned Mahri Dorius, co-captain.

With helpers like these, Fullmer hopes to get a truckload of things for the children at Main Youngsters’s Hospital. She is aware of they deserve it–and deserve higher and extra up to date therapies.

“We have to combat for these youngsters that do not have a voice, that are not being heard,” she mentioned.

Mountain America Credit score Union donated $500 to assist Fullmer gather extra objects and honor Claire.

Gadgets might be collected till September 23rd so Fullmer can donate them in time for Claire’s birthday.

The Bountiful Excessive College drill crew says they’ll have drop-off bins at Bountiful Excessive College and at Qure Health in Centerville.

You can too donate objects to Elizabeth Fullmer via an Amazon Want Record or ship money via Venmo @Elizabeth-Potter-Fullmer.


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