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Higganum Kindness Rocks Raising Money

By Kathy Brown.

The Higganum Kindness Rocks Project is taking on a little more. They are holding a Kindness Rock Paint & Sale next Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Higganum United Methodist Church (248 Saybrook Road, Higganum) as a fundraiser.

Emma Becker, of Higganum, started the Higganum Kindness Rock Project because she loves to spread kindness. We have written about Emma before. Emma has a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type one, which causes tumors to grow throughout her body and any nerve endings. The HKHS Holiday Show raised funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation in 2015, in honor of Emma (more information HERE). She has been commended for helping others by State Senator Art Linares (story HERE). And she has held toy drives (information HERE) and birthday fundraisers (information HERE).

Through a mutual friend, Emma met Lexy, a 14 year old from Oregon who has the same type of brain cancer as Emma. Lexy is running out of treatment options and her insurance has just denied her the necessary treatment. Emma wants to host a rock painting party “to help get Alexa to Mexico for a promising treatment. Unfortunately, because this treatment is outside of the US, insurance will not cover any of it. Lexy’s family needs to raise at least $30,000 and we are hoping to help get her there.”

For a minimum donation of $5.00 per painter, you can paint some Kindness Rocks to be left around town. If you can’t make it, you can still donate by sending money via Paypal to Emma’s mother at [email protected], and Emma will paint a rock for you, and there will be a sign on it at the event to show that you sponsored the rock.

The Facebook page for the fundraiser can be found HERE.

The previous article about Higganum Kindness Rock Project is HERE.

If you want to follow Lexy’s story, her Facebook page can be found HERE.