Area students collect band-aids for Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Clinic
When the students at St. John Catholic School in Westminster heard seven year old Alyssa Klebasko’s plea for help, they jumped right in. A student at School of the Incarnation, a Catholic School in Gambrills, Maryland, Alyssa was recently diagnosed with leukemia. While treatments are never easy, pediatric cancer patients often look forward to selecting colorful character band-aids from a book at the end of each treatment. However, with only one book available at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center, the supplies sometimes run low. At Alyssa’s request, her family started the Band-Aid Book Project asking the community for donations of child-friendly band-aids for the clinic's pediatric oncology patients.
Moved by Alyssa's personal message on YouTube, St. John students started a drive and collected hundreds of boxes of band-aids. Students donated the band-aids to the oncology unit on Alyssa's behalf. School of the Incarnation Principal Lisa Shipley accepted the donation for the Band-Aid Book Project indicating that the family and school were very grateful for the support provided by St. John School students. Their generosity will make treatment days a bit brighter for children battling cancer.
Located at 45 Monroe St. in Westminster on the St. John Catholic Campus, St. John Catholic School is a private school serving Pre-K through Grade 8.