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Eagle High Rallies Behind Fundraiser for a Six-Year-Old Battling Leukemia

This year for the Battle of the Bolt, the fundraiser was for six-year-old Lily. Lily’s dream is to go to a petting zoo in Tennessee, and a friendly competition between Owyhee High and Eagle High raised money for the cause.
Paige Cantwell
This year for the Battle of the Bolt, the fundraiser was for six-year-old Lily. Lily’s dream is to go to a petting zoo in Tennessee, and a friendly competition between Owyhee High and Eagle High raised money for the cause.

In a heartwarming act, Eagle High has undertaken a special project to raise funds for Lily, a brave 6-year-old girl battling acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Lily who loves animals, dancing and being a big sister, is set to have her dream come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the dedicated efforts of Eagle High students.

Lily’s mother describes her daughter as adventurous and trusting, and it is these qualities that have inspired the Eagle High community to come together to make a difference in Lily’s life. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has stepped in to work with Eagle High’s goals to fulfill Lily’s dream of visiting the Smoky Mountain Petting Zoo in Nashville, Tennessee.

For those who wish to contribute to this heartwarming cause, an online donation link has been set up, providing a convenient way for anyone to contribute to and be part of Lily’s journey. Every donation, no matter the size, brings Lily one step closer to experiencing the joy and wonder of the zoo.

At the zoo Lily will have the opportunity to interact with some of her favorite animals, including zebras, camels, deer and more. This magical experience promises to bring a little extra joy and smiles to Lily’s life as she embarks on this memorable adventure.

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To make Lily’s dream a reality, the Eagle High Student Council organized a candy gram fundraiser. The initiative has been met with overwhelming support from the local community, with students, parents and teachers contributing to the cause. The funds generated from the candy gram sales will contribute to covering the expenses of Lily’s visit to the zoo.

“We’ve gotten so much support from our admin, staff and STUCO. It was amazing of Owyhee [High School] to partner with us. There has been an overwhelming amount of support,” said senior Page Cantwell. “This has been such an amazing way to unite different communities.”

Additionally, at the Battle of the Bolt basketball game against Owyhee, Eagle High provided multiple opportunities for attendees to donate to Lily’s cause. The link for donations is: https://secure3.myschoolfees.com/guest_home.aspx?sid=190&feegroupid=1060&feeid=3300. This exciting event was not only a thrilling sports spectacle but also a chance for the students and staff at both schools to unite for a greater cause.

“Even though Eagle lost, I’m so glad I went to the game. It was a great game, and the miracle minute made me super emotional,” said sophomore Madi Bodine. “I think what the school is doing for Lily is so amazing.”

Eagle High encourages everyone to join in supporting Lily and making her dream a reality. By coming together, the community has the power to create a lasting impact on a young girl’s life and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

 

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Grace Merrill, Copy Editor
Hi! My name is Grace Merrill, and I'm a sophomore here at Eagle. This is my first year on the Stampede News and I work with some of my favorite people as a copy editor! I love spending time outside, especially with my animals and family. I'm super excited to work with the Stampede News this year!
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