Have you ever considered asking the tooth fairy for a donation? That's exactly what Audry Liles did while participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth Program.- Pennies for Patients. When I heard about this, it reminded me just how powerful children can be. I'm enclosing the note sent to us from Jennifer Liles, Audrey's Mom.
This is the 2nd year my daughter has participated in 'Pennies for Patients' at her elementary school, Piney Point Elementary School, Tall Timbers, MD. Today she brought home the information and emptied her piggy bank to fill up the box for the LLS program. My daughter just turned seven and is in the 1st grade.
After dinner she asked me for a blank piece of paper to write a letter the tooth fairy and asked me not to look. When she got done this is what she had written:
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Dear tooth fairy we are having a thing at school called Make change beat cancer. We have to send money to the school and donate to other people that don't have the money to buy the medicine for there sick kids. So I was thinking you could come to my house tonight and leave me money so I can bring it to school. Love, Audrey Liles
This made my heart melt and I really felt the need to share it with you.
Thank you, Jennifer Likes (Audrey's Mom). We're always amazed at the impact children are making on the lives of patients with cancer. This year alone, more than 15 million students raised $26 million through our School & Youth Programs to help beat cancer. We are grateful for people like Audrey, her mom Jennifer, and for all tooth fairies. Your support makes a difference. For more information about LLS's vital work, visit www.lls.org.
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