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A Case For Smiles

Imagine a hospital room. Grey, small, and even depressing. Now imagine being a child with cancer in that situation.

"I know there's people my age that are going through hard times, like cancer. It just makes me feel really sad. It makes me feel like I want to do something for them," said Erika Schutt, an 8th grader at Vestal Middle School.
 
And 8th graders at Vestal Middle School are doing just that.

The Family and Consumer Science classes, or FACS, has teamed up with ConKerr Cancer's "A Case For Smiles" project--making brightly colored pillow cases for children with cancer.

"They're just colorful and bright. And probably makes the kids feel more at home," said Yuval Tessman-bar-on, 8th grader at Vestal Middle School.

"It probably makes them feel like okay, I can push through this, I can do this. I'm going to survive through this cancer," said Schutt.

By the end of May, the students in the FACS classes will have made over 300 pillow cases, just like this one, for children with cancer.

"So we each make as many as we can," said Tessman-bar-on.
"We can give so many pillow cases in such a short period of time to such a good cause. And really be giving back to a very emotionally needy portion of the community," said Patricia Jackson, FACS teacher.

Students say they've enjoyed doing something to give back to their community.
 
"It feels really great, because in a lot of classes we just learn about volunteering, we don't actually do it," said Tessman-bar-on.

"It makes me feel awesome because I know I'm helping a child try and become stronger," said Schutt.
 
To get involved with "A Case For Smiles," visit ConKerrCancer.org.

"Every little thread counts for a child who has cancer," said Schutt.

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