Hillcrest students’ art supports patients at Akron Children’s
|Photo courtesy of Jackie Ferguson|
The event also allowed the students to market their work to parents and others who attended. Sutter said before the show, she and her students discussed what to do with the proceeds from the show, and she encouraged them to consider giving back to the community. The students unanimously decided to give all the proceeds to Akron Children’s Hospital.
Sutter said her students were influenced in their decision after their classmate Travis Ferguson, who was diagnosed with a rare lung carcinoma at age 3, told them how the doctors and nurses at the hospital helped him.
The result was that a check for $250 was presented to the hospital’s oncology department on June 29, Sutter said. The money will be used to buy games, DVDs and toys for young cancer patients in the hospital, Sutter said.
“I was so proud of my little 5- and 6-year-olds,” said Sutter, a Fairlawn resident. “The compassion and love they exhibited was remarkable. To see such character building at such an early age touched my soul. It truly is a blessing.”
To thank the students for their hard work and efforts, they were surprised with a pizza party at the end of the school year, Sutter said.
— By Kathleen Folkerth
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