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YGC: Students paint vases for cancer patients


by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) Hope. It's what daffodils and the American Cancer Society represent.

Daffodil themed vases were painted by students at Kittrell Elementary School in Waterloo to be given to cancer patients.

"To put a little smile on their faces since they're sitting in the hospital just waiting when is this going to be over," said 10-year-old Nina Holliman.

The American Cancer Society is a Partner in Education with Kittrell, which is how the vase painting idea developed.

"I proposed the idea to this class because at the time they had art twice a week and they had a little extra time in their schedule. They were just completely for it and several did more than one because we first received about 30 and then received three more boxes. I said we are tired of this yet or do you want to keep going and they voted to keep going," said art teacher Linda Harris.

In all, the students painted 88 vases, even getting some help from other classes at Kittrell.

"We painted the daffodil on there and it was pretty fun making them. We just had to fill in the petals and make the stem," said 10-year-old Admir Music.

Students painted the plastic vases and decorated them with ribbons.

"We talked about who they'd end up with and it's very difficult to go through cancer treatment and they would be helping someone brighten their day if they received the daffodils in the vases they prepared," said Linda Harris.

The painted vases were delivered with daffodils to patients at the Cancer Treatment Center in Waterloo.

"We made the people with cancer happy," said Music.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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