Medina 4th-graders raise $1,500 for classmate’s bone marrow transplant

Posted 11 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Nevaeh Roberts

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – When Clifford Wise Middle School teacher Karen Pane heard that one of her students, Nevaeh Roberts, was ill and needed a bone marrow transplant, it saddened Pane and the fourth graders in her class.

The students wanted to do something to help Nevaeh and her family and decided to sell cookies and have a fundraiser to offset some of her medical costs. It was no surprise that students and staff in the Medina School District, who consider themselves family, showed up in a big way.

Natalie Miles shows off one of the 100 cookies she sold.

When all the cookies were sold, Mrs. Pane was able to donate over $1,500 to Nevaeh’s family.

“The students didn’t stop there either,” says Mrs. Pane. “They donated toys, games and activities for her to pass the time when she was receiving treatment in the hospital. They also made cards, wrote notes and created a book to show Nevaeh how much they loved and supported her in her battle. Her mother shared with me how humbled and thankful her family is for everything the district has done for her family. The best part of all is that her bone marrow transplant was a success and Nevaeh should be returning to school in March.”