Teen’S Cancer And Heart Transplant Survival Inspires Charity Support

A group of young ladies in Essex, Maryland, including friends from Eastern Technical High School, are coming together to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland. Inspired by cancer survivor and heart transplant recipient Bridget Diveley, the group created “Team Hearts, Beating Cancer” and is participating in the “Student Visionary of the Year” campaign. Diveley, who had a heart transplant at the age of 2 and later developed lymphoma at 11, is now cancer-free at 16. The team hopes to raise awareness and funds for the cause and has already surpassed their goal of $50,000. They are currently competing against 20 other student teams across the state and are aiming to secure the top spot. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is also supporting their efforts by offering a $100 gift card to the first 100 people who donate $100.

The team has expressed their unity and motivation throughout this challenging process, with Diveley describing the experience as both difficult and bonding. Raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is personal for Diveley, who wants to prevent other children from going through what she did. The deadline for donations is Saturday night, and those wishing to contribute can visit the campaign’s website.

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