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Md. Girl with Cerebral Palsy Makes Cancer Ribbons

By Jacob Denobel

When Leah Kozoidek, 13, of Hampstead, first heard about the pain associated with childhood cancers, she said she instantly felt a calling to do something to help those in need.

Leah is working to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works to find cures and preventive tools for childhood diseases and cancers. Her mother, Mandy, said she was surprised when Leah first came to her with the idea to sell ribbons in support of cancer survivors.

“She has cerebral palsy, so you’d think she’d do something to help out those with cerebral palsy,” Mandy said. “Something has always grabbed her about kids with cancer though. She’s always wanted to help them out. I guess she has a big heart.”

Leah said she first heard about St. Jude while listening to the radio. There was a commercial that featured the stories of several children battling several forms of childhood cancers. She said something about their stories touched her and made her want to help in any way she could.

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