3rd Graders raise Funds for Leukemia Patient

rd Graders of Valley Outreach Synagogue Raise   3  Funds for Young Oak Park Leukemia Patient
rd Graders of Valley Outreach Synagogue Raise 3 Funds for Young Oak Park Leukemia Patient
The third grade class of Valley Outreach Synagogue raised over $600 to contribute towards treating nine-year old Logan Nobriga who has been battling ALL Leukemia (which causes an overproduction of white blood cells in bone marrow) since he was 4 years old. 

During one of their class sessions at a private home in Oak Park, ten students of VOS- JEWELS home-based Hebrew and Judaic education program braided, baked and packaged nearly 50 loaves of challah (a bread traditionally eaten on the Sabbath). At the monthly synagogue service, student Asher Weiss announced the project and students Mitchell Bermant and Claire and Caden Landy sold the challah to the congregants. The bread sold out within minutes, raising over $600 for Logans’ treatment. 
After 40 months of chemotherapy, Logan was thought to be in remission. In April 2013 the family celebrated but then shortly after discovered an abnormality. A biopsy confirmed that the leukemia was back and he would have to start treatment again. This time chemo would be much more aggressive and would include radiation. There are no words to describe the feeling of despair that engulfed his family and friends.
Logan began his second treatment in May 2013. Most of the chemotherapy is now done inpatient and the effects have been much more incapacitating. Logan cannot go to school or play sports due to his compromised immune system and neuropathy. His mother, Kyrsha, a single mother, cannot work regularly because she takes care of him. Not having a steady income makes it very difficult to help pay for the increasing medical bills.
Logan is the bravest, most courageous child. Though life is very tough, Logan is a fighter. When he can he attends Lupin Elementary and lives in Oak Park. He loves to play baseball and really loves the Boston Red Sox!
- See more at: http://www.theyoungandbrave.com/warriors/logan-n/
- Learn about VOS – JEWELS home based Hebrew and Judaic education at vosla.org


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