MPHS student club helps raise funds for ailing classmate
December 17, 2018
The Middle Park High School Interact Club has raised over $1,000 for classmate Nick Rhone, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Members of the club held a special fundraising event Friday, called Blizzard Fest, where there were baked goods for sale, craft tables to make holiday ornaments, a letter writing station to write letters to Santa and more.
Donations towards Rhone's medical-related expenses can be made by check, payable to EGSD with Interact Club on the memo line and mailed to East Grand School District, PO Box 125, Granby, CO 80446, or by visiting Rhone's Go Fund Me page here.
From a very young age, Rhone has been a competitor in a wide variety of sports, especially snowboarding. He’s unleashed a competitive, fighting spirit in all that he does.
Now he is facing the toughest competition of his 17-year-life: fighting High Risk B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Rhone lives in Granby, a great place to live for a young man who loves the outdoors. But the family admits, it’s not the best place to live when fighting cancer.
The Middle Park High School student has begun treatment at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. His aggressive treatments are expected to last for three years. This will require weekly trips to Denver for him and his parents, who both work full-time.
Rhone’s sister, Sydnee Rhone, started a Go Fund Me Page with a goal to raise $20,000. So far, the donations raised totaled nearly more than half that amount.