A local school has rallied together to support a family whose 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with a form of cancer.
"We have a little student in Grade 5, her name is Tayah (and) earlier this year she was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma, which is a form of skin cancer," stated Cathy Price, who teaches ESL, Humanities and Student Wellness at Dr. Elliott School in Linden.
For quite some time now, students in Linden and surrounding communities have been raising funds to help out Tayah's family.
"We just wanted to help out with offsetting other costs because the parents obviously need to take off lots of time to take her in for treatment. We just wanted to make sure she had what she needed," Price explained.
Dr. Elliot School in Linden, and the students, held multiple different fundraiser's.
"We had a bunch of toonie drives where kids could bring a toonie to partake in different activities to show support for Tayah," Price noted.
"We also had a huge bake sale. That was something that the community came in and supported. We had people from the community having little tables selling goods, plus we had a bunch of kids in our school making items to sell."
Besides students and the Linden community rallying together to show support for Tayah's family, schools in Carbon and Beiseker helped out.
"There were kids that were contributing to the fundraisers that don't know Tayah, especially in those other communities. It was really sweet, the Kindergarten kids in Beiseker made Tayah a book," expressed Price.
"You can't forget about the power of rural Alberta. We've got an amazing community out here and the fact that when times are tough, people are tougher and we pull together."
A total of $4,726.20 has been raised for Tayah's family.
To find out more information, contact Cathy price at (403)-546-3863 or by email at [email protected]
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