Monday, December 5, 2011

Troop 501 in Texas Helps a Girl in Need

In Texas, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reports that in August, Hannah Hernandez became ill, and for a week doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. She became more ill and had to be transported to a children's hospital in Lubbock. That's when doctors realized her appendix had burst and the infection was quickly spreading. Hernandez had one leg amputated, multiple surgeries and has gone into cardiac arrest seven times.

On November 19, Junior Troop 501 organized a bake sale where the girls sold cookies, brownies and other baked goods. With homemade signs stating "Please Save Hannah," many people just simply donated money and didn't want a baked good in return. One person donated a $100 bill, which lifted the spirit of the troop.

Next week, Troop 501 is holding a Christmas to make cards and craft projects and write a few letters to the family.