Students at Jefferson and at South Orange Middle School will support the Angelo family with Friday fundraisers. South Orange Middle School students will make donations during their holiday "Lunchapalooza" celebration, while Jefferson students will bake and buy, with lunchtime bake sales. Students are encouraged to bring money to make purchases or donate.
Kohl Angelo, a sixth grader at Maplewood Middle School, and a Jefferson School alum, has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor — D. I. P. G. or Diffuse Intrinsic Pons Glioma. He will be at St. Jude's in Memphis undergoing treatment until mid-January. His mom, Kelly, is there with him while he participates in a clinical trial.
To defray the family's expenses, the HK C.A.R.E.S program of the HK Community Fund has set up an online donation site at: www.hkcommunityfund.org
You can also keep up with Kohl's story on Caring Bridge:
Said Tom Kerns of the HK Community Fund, "We understand that times are tough and even giving a small donation can be a challenge. However, please consider making whatever donation you can afford to help one of our neighbors."