Local school collecting pop tabs to get wheelchair for student
Pictured, some of the members of the Holy Cross Student Council with the pop tabs collected to date. (Jennifer Westendorp, mykemptvillenow.com staff)
Holy Cross Catholic School is on a mission. The student council launched a pop tab drive in support of Mya Jackson. The 10-year-old was diagnosed with NF2 (Neurofibromatosis), which causes tumours to grow in the nervous system. Jackson will eventually lose mobility and require a wheelchair to get around.
Mission for Mya started collecting pop tabs this summer and hopes to get enough for a wheelchair.
Teacher Sherri Sawinski says the school wanted to help out. She noted the student council is always looking for ways to contribute to the community and thought what better way than fundraising for one of their own.
The goal is to fill 70 coffee tins with pop tabs by the end of the month. People can drop off pop tabs at the school’s office during regular hours.
For more details about NF2, click here.