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July: Sarah Caplan, 7th grader at The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

July: Sarah Caplan, 7th grader at The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

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Date: June 28, 2017
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Sarah recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah and wanted to mark this occasion by giving back.  She is a smart 13 year old who likes to play squash, hang with friends and paint. But Sarah also knows how lucky she is to have her health.

For her mitzvah project she chose to help out a charity that is very close to her heart and we are lucky enough to be that charity! Sarah is a close family friend to Chris McElwee, our Founder. Her mitzvah project was very important to her and she is inspired by the patients and families who find the strength and courage to fight back against cancer. Sarah is very grateful to have a life where she can donate and get involved. In lieu of gifts, she asked her friends and family to donate to Michael’s Way. We received an outstanding amount of donations which will go to help many families. 

Sarah also helped organize a carnival for the Oncology patients at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. On Wednesday, June 7th we provided food, entertainment and gifts for the kids. This is a great distraction from their normal routine at the clinic. In Sarah’s words, “being generous is the most important characteristic to have. Everyone comes on hard times at one point in their lives and if we don’t help each other, no one will be there to help us”.

Information provided by her mother, Ellen Caplan.


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