What an amazing two days. We flew out first thing Friday morning to Chicago where we met Gabi Heller, a 17 year old Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, and her friends who are all students at IMSA (the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy).
Gabi’s friends Jamie, Dawna, and Matt are all co-founders of something called Shine On. The purpose of this event is to raise money and awareness about blood cancer through a multitude of school-wide events, culminating in head shaving. All money will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Over 60+ students (boys and girls) and teachers came together as one to shave their heads in support of Gabi and they were able to raise over $7000 and we were there to capture this truly amazing event! What an inspiration these kids are…truly inspiring.
The Adventures of The Great Baldini
Gabi’s blog about her “whimsical life with cancer”.