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Someone You Should Know: Lyndsey Bardal & Adrienne Boettger

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At just two years old, Elliot Sundblad couldn't be anymore full of life, but just a few months ago, he wasn't feeling quite so well.

"You know, you never expect in a million years that your child's going to get cancer, you never expect it," Simone Sundblad, Elliot's mom said. "And when it happens, your whole world crumbles. Ours did."

Doctors found a tumor on Elliot's kidney in October, which left his mom and dad feeling lost.

"Somebody going through this, the last thing you want to think about are medical expenses," Sundblad said.

After hearing about Elliot's condition, two of Simone's students at Cedar Falls High School - Lyndsey Bardal and Adrienne Boettger decided to help, by selling bracelets.

So far they've sold more than $5,000 worth of bracelets to go towards medical expenses for Elliot.

"Miss Sundblad's just helped us a lot and we've known her since ninth grade and now we're seniors and we have her again," Bardal said. "She's just always helped us when we needed it and we just thought that this was a good way to help her family and give back the thanks that we have from her helping us."

They've ordered 800 bracelets so far all which they've sold to local schools, gyms and they've used social media to get them to friends and family.

"I just felt like, how wise for these two young girls to just know what to do, you know, in a time when things are so hard and you're so deep and low and I couldn't have even told them myself this is how you can help us," Sundblad said.

The "Team Elliot" bracelets are his favorite colors - blue and green and they're inscribed with a bible verse which highlights the Sundblad's strong faith.

"It's Philippians 4:6 which is don't be anxious about anything, but pray about everything," Boettger said.

It's just a small reminder of how much people care.

"You just want to do what you would like to have done to you when you're going through a situation, so I just think it's kind of an obvious thing you want to try to help a family who's hurting at a certain time," Boettger said.

"It just feels good to be able to give back and help them and just be there for them when they need it," Bardal said.

Elliot had his tumor removed in January and he is doing well.

He has only four more rounds of chemotherapy before he is done for good in April.

The Sundblad's said his third birthday in May will be a big celebration for sure.

If you would like to buy a bracelet or support the Sundblad's you can find out how by sending an email to

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