Stamford fifth-grader Grace Targonski joins Ellie’s Hats nonprofit to help children with cancer

She says that in one week, the school has already collected 50 hats. (6/17/14)

STAMFORD - A Stamford elementary school held its graduation today, but one student is still working hard to help children battling cancer.

Two months ago, Grace Targonski, a fifth-grader from Davenport Ridge Elementary School, proposed working with a charity to help sick children across the country.

She joined Ellie's Hats, a nonprofit organization that delivers donated hats to children's hospitals around the country.

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Grace says her inspiration came after her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer one year ago. She soon realized how sad it must be for a child that is battling the deadly disease.

She says that in one week, the school has already collected 50 hats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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