Community rallies around student in need!


Victoria Uhl, Writer

Wendy Hankey
From Danielle’s CaringBridge website

“You have cancer” is one of those things that no one ever wants to hear.  It is even harder when you are a kid.  Danielle Hankey was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma; it “is a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones (soft tissue)—often the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine,” According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  She is currently being treated though Chemotherapy at the Children Medical Center in Washington D.C.  Unfortunately, treatment for any type of chemotherapy is expensive and stressful for friends and family.

One of the people trying to help lessen these costs is Mrs. Robinette, Biology and AP Biology teacher at Tuscarora High School.  “Danielle is such a hard worker,” she explained.  “She’s determined.  She’s so polite, and she always have a positive outlook.”  She has been working with her mother, who is involved with Fredricktowne Sertoma Club, to help Danielle raise funds for treatment.  “It’s going to be a BINGO,” Mrs. Robinette explained.  “So, where people can come and buy their bingo cards, and they win prizes, but all of the proceeds from the bingo, or a portion of the proceeds from the bingo, go to Danielle and her family.”  This BINGO will be held on November 3rd at 2 pm.

BINGO is not the only way to help Danielle.  One way to help is through giving money to pay for costs through Danielle’s GoFundMe page.  Another way to help is to make cooked meals for the family; food can be stressful for the family to make.  It’s also a great way to show the Hankeys that they are not alone.   Information to donate meals can be found on Danielle’s Meal Train web page.  Caring Bridge is also a great way to learn more information about Danielle and how to help.

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