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Boy donates money to help moms with breast cancer

Orion Haury and his mother Jennifer receive a letter of recognition from Tricia Sinek, Franciscan Breast Navigator Program manager. Orion, age 7, raised $615 and donated the funds to the program. - Contributed
Orion Haury and his mother Jennifer receive a letter of recognition from Tricia Sinek, Franciscan Breast Navigator Program manager. Orion, age 7, raised $615 and donated the funds to the program.
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Seven year-old Orion Haury of Olympia noticed all the pink around during October and learned it was for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

He brought his mother Jennifer his piggy bank and wanted to donate his savings to help prevent his classmates from getting cancer. Jennifer, who works for Franciscan Health System, told him she didn’t think his classmates would get breast cancer, but their mommies sometimes do. Orion decided that he wanted to help mamas with breast cancer and went about raising money.

Orion’s first activity was to auction off his Halloween candy to members of his family. Jennifer was so touched by her son’s kind heart that she went on Facebook and shared his story. More donations started rolling in.

Then they created a page on the GiveForward website and received even more donations. By the end of November, Orion raised a total of $615 that he and his mom decided to donate to the Breast Navigator Program at Franciscan Health System, which includes St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

For his efforts, Orion was presented with a framed letter of thanks by Franciscan Breast Navigator Program manager Tricia Sinek.

“If a seven year-old can make a difference to impact people’s lives, why can’t the rest of us,” said Jennifer Haury. “I am so proud of him. He is an awesome kid.”

For more information about Franciscan Health System, visit www.fhshealth.org.

 

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