Lakeridge students Piper Auld, Oscar Hokanson, Matthew Duffie and Ewan Lill enjoy a spirited game of “Sorry!” at Seattle Children’s Hospital after delivering handmade cards from Lakeridge K-Kids Club members to Lill, who is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Photo courtesy of Julia Hokanson

Lakeridge students Piper Auld, Oscar Hokanson, Matthew Duffie and Ewan Lill enjoy a spirited game of “Sorry!” at Seattle Children’s Hospital after delivering handmade cards from Lakeridge K-Kids Club members to Lill, who is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Photo courtesy of Julia Hokanson

Lakeridge K-Kids Club supports member fighting cancer

Mercer Island students delivered handmade cards to a classmate receiving treatment for leukemia.

  • Friday, February 9, 2018 12:52pm
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The Lakeridge K-Kids Club is supporting a fellow member, Ewan Lill, who is currently receiving treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

On Feb. 7, a group of K-Kids members visited Lill at Seattle Children’s to deliver a large packet of handmade cards. Lill is hanging the cards around his room.

The K-Kids members engaged in a spirited round of the board game, “Sorry!” during their visit. Lill is eager to continue his involvement in K-Kids during his stay at Seattle Children’s, and will receive materials soon for an upcoming K-Kids project.

Last spring, the club raised almost $5,000 for leukemia research from a bracelet fundraiser inspired by Lill. They presented Seattle Children’s with the donation in September.

Lakeridge’s K-Kids Club is a student-led service club with a mission to develop leadership through service to the school and community. The club is advised by Kiwanis Liaison Barbara Tivnan, Staff Advisor Jaqueline Florence and Parent Advisors Stephanie Parmenter and Julia Hokanson.

Lakeridge students Oscar Hokanson (K-Kids President), Piper Auld (K-Kids Vice President), Matthew Duffie (K-Kids member), Ewan Lill (K-Kids member) and Jenny Harrington (Ewan’s mother) at Seattle Children’s Hospital during a recent visit to deliver handmade cards from Lakeridge K-Kids Club members. Photo courtesy of Julia Hokanson

Lakeridge students Oscar Hokanson (K-Kids President), Piper Auld (K-Kids Vice President), Matthew Duffie (K-Kids member), Ewan Lill (K-Kids member) and Jenny Harrington (Ewan’s mother) at Seattle Children’s Hospital during a recent visit to deliver handmade cards from Lakeridge K-Kids Club members. Photo courtesy of Julia Hokanson

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