Gwyneth Rees is the president of Lafayette High School’s Freshmen Student Council and came up with the idea of making cards and donating stuffed animals to kids who may be stuck at Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Valentine’s day.
Rees said, “To me cancer has always had a special place in my heart because it’s so awful to see people don’t have the opportunities that I have; to be in student council, to go to school every day, so I really wanted to do something in the community.”
The cards had handwritten messages from students that went far beyond Valentine’s Day.
“I hope that they feel that we are behind them. That cancer is something that they can fight and that one day we will find the cure and that no matter what we send our prayers and that we’re there for them,” said, Rees.
For Caleb Moran, who’s son Dylan is still going through chemo treatment, the special delivery was unexpected and unforgettable.
Moran said, ” It’s huge to be able to experience with my son a Valentine’s Day moment on Valentine’s Day even though we’re here getting chemo treatments.”
He believes patients like his son aren’t the only people receiving a special gift from these cards.
“My son was smiling but to see those kids smile, I know it blessed them and I know they wanted to do and I hope they never forget this moment and continue to do acts of kindness like that throughout their lives,” said Moran