Franklin High School senior Amy Mook helps Sandycreek Elementary school fifth graders Bryson Watson and Elliott Moffett write messages for their Kids Care Comfort Bears during the program’s annual pay-it-forward workshop.
The bears will be included in chemotherapy comfort baskets. The baskets are being made by Amy Mook in honor and memory of her father, Bill, who was a teacher, coach and friend. “Donations for Dad” are still being accepted via Mook’s website at www.mooka17.wixsite.com/donationsfordad.
The Kids Care Comfort Bears was started five years ago by cancer survivor and local pharmacist Wendy Weiss to pay back the kindness and support she received with her diagnosis.
The workshop is designed to teach the students to help others by writing inspirational messages of hope on paper hearts and attaching them to teddy bears. In the past, the bears have been distributed to area hospitals and last year the kids hand-delivered the bears to residents at Sugar Creek Station.