Student collects Halloween cards for child with cancer

Ashley Greene saw the Make a Wish display at the Kingston, NH Fire Department's Open House and was struck by the little boy's request. "Out of all of the things he could have, he asked for Halloween cards," she said.

Brock Chadwick, 7, of Biddeford, ME is suffering from terminal brain cancer.

She immediately made him a card with supplies laid out on the table, and thought of her classmates studying Early Education and Child Care at Whittier. "I thought, oh, I bet my shop would do this. I brought in paper the next day and talked about it in homeroom and asked everyone to make a card." Word spread when her homeroom teacher, Mr. Lacroix, asked her to speak to his history classes about it. In the next couple of days, she collected nearly 80 handmade cards and two canvasses one student decorated with her mother. 

"I kind of connected with him because my sister Abbey is 10, close to his age, and my favorite holiday is also Halloween and I love Halloween cards."

Ashley is the daughter of Karen and Mike Greene, both of Salisbury. 


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