8 Year Old Encourages Cancer Patients With A Special Meal
By MJ Vieweg, Staff Writer
Eight-year-old Jack wanted to express compassion for cancer patients who are staying at Caring House in Durham, NC while receiving their treatment at the Duke Cancer Institute. “I wanted to help people who are sick,” he said. “My granddaddy lived at Caring House in 2013 when he was being treated for cancer.”
The $100 grant from Start A Snowball helped Jack purchase the ingredients for a special dinner for 35 Caring House guests and caregivers. Jack’s menu was pasta with chicken and pesto, a salad of feta cheese, strawberries and balsamic vinegar and brownies for dessert.
Jack’s project involved making the food and serving it. He also visited with the Caring House guests and caregivers during the meal. His own measure of success for the project was simple. He wanted ‘to make the people at Caring House feel happy.”
It seems that Jack’s project did just that, because Jack said after the meal people clapped and cheered.
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