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Cookies and Coffee for a cause

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Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” A group of parents and students at Leal Middle School showed their love by holding a fundraiser for a special little girl. That little girl is a student in the San Antonio ISD. She was a stranger to them, just someone they had heard about on the news but her story was so touching, that they decided to help.

Parent Teacher Asocciation (PTA) member Anna Sifuentes, other parents and students Kina Rodriguez and Geanne Hamm hosted a “Cookie & Coffee Sale” January 11 to raise money for Savannah Gomez. The 5-year-old herself even showed up to thank them for helping make one of her dreams come true: to have a quinceañera. It may sound 10 years too soon but little Savannah likely won’t reach her 15th birthday so her family is planning the celebration for this year.

“It is an inoperable brain tumor that is in her brain stem, so we are just trying to help someone be a little happier,” said Mrs. Sifuentes.

Starbucks donated 100 cups of coffee and Joe Corbi contributed the cookie dough. All proceeds will go directly to Savannah and her family to help pay for the quinceañera and offset the cost of her treatments.

By the end of the day, the school had raised more than $2,200.