Kennett students help one of their own with cookie sale

Kennett students help one of their own with cookie sale

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - A group of 5th grade students at South Elementary in Kennett are rallying behind a classmate in an Atlanta hospital.

Calib Book came to school one day in October and everything was normal. The next day, he was airlifted to a local hospital when he suffered an aneurysm.

Later, he had another one and was sent to the Atlanta hospital.

His classmates, his teacher, Stephanie Butler, along with counselor Jennifer Nigut stepped up to help.

They've done several drives to help Calib and his family.

Since Christmas is nearing, his classmates wanted to do a cookie sale called "Cookies for Caleb"

Some of the students said they can't imagine what their friend and classmate is going through.

"Christmas is one of the most specialist holidays that you can get with your family and as you can see this is a very bad condition he's in," fifth grader Layne Higgins said.

"I can't imagine what it would be like to be in the hospital and have your family worry about you like that or be in that condition around the holidays especially," fifth grader Abby Barrett said. 
Abby Barrett, 5th grader

Calib recently underwent surgery and he is now undergoing therapy. The students have raised $800 so far on their cookie sale.

They hope to reach $1,000 by the end of this week. 

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