Youth ambassadors share cancer stories with legislators | Local News

Pictured are, from left, US Rep. Jim Baird, R-Greencastle; Savannah Mosley (sister of the late Colin Mosley; Abigail Arrenholz (survivor); Sophia Arrenholz (brother of a survivor, Abigail); Madison Jackson (twin sister of the late Miranda Jackson); Drew Perschon (survivor); Vincent Pisano (brother of two survivors, sister Talia and brother Anthony) and U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan, D-Highland.

Photo cutline information: From left, US Rep. Jim Baird, R-Greencastle; Savannah Mosley (sister of angel Colin Mosley; Abigail Arrenholz (survivor); Sophia Arrenholz (brother of a survivor, Abigail); Madison Jackson (twin sister of angel Miranda Jackson); Drew Perschon (survivor); Vincent Pisano (brother of two survivors, sister Talia and brother Anthony) and U.S. Representative Frank Mrvan, D-Highland.

WASHINGTON — Six youth ambassadors to northwest India recently had the opportunity to share their childhood cancer stories with lawmakers.

The six young people, all of whom represent the Northwest Indiana Cancer Foundation (NICK), took part in a “Climb the Hill” event a few weeks ago, NICK Director Donna Criner said.

Join Kpl. Jerry Patrick, as he patrols the hallways of Lake Central and Kahler Middle School.

Among the youth ambassadors were two cancer survivors, two siblings of survivors and two siblings of those who died of cancer.

“Everyone left their own story that they read. It was heartbreaking, especially the two girls talking about their siblings who had passed away,” Criner said.

The group met US Representative Jim Baird, R-Greencastle and US Representative Frank Mrvan, D-Highland.

“Both congressmen were very attentive … It was a beautiful weekend. We couldn’t have wished for better weather,” Criner said.

The NICK delegation also insisted on the importance of adopting bills that support research and treatment of people with childhood cancer, Criner said.

A total of 20 NICK representatives, including the six young people, also took part in the CureFest 21 program.

They have been participating in CureFest for Childhood Cancer events for seven years. It’s a major cancer awareness/advocacy/fundraising effort.

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