7th Graders Teaming Up to Support Classmate Battling Cancer
December 16, 2021
The middle school student council and 7th grade band program recently teamed up to use their talents to spread joy and raise funds for a fellow classmate who was diagnosed with cancer last month.
On December 15, band members were onsite at Bondurant’s local grocery store for a ‘holiday jukebox’ fundraising event benefiting their classmate, Cooper Kamman, and his family. The event featured a donation box in the shape of a jukebox with a spinning wheel that identified hoiday jingles for the band to play. For a donation, customers of Brick Street Market & Cafe could enjoy a fresh cup of hot chocolate and give the jukebox a spin.
On November 10, BFMS 7th grader, Cooper Kamman was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. On November 12, two days after diagnosis, Cooper began a chemotherapy regimen, his treatment plan anticipated to span two and a half to three years. Since beginning treatment, Cooper has endured numerous blood and platelet transfusions, bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, and chemo treatments.
Students enjoyed welcoming so many community members to the December 15 event and appreciated the generosity of those in attendance, raising over $1,000 for their classmate and his family.
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