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Girl makes chemo comfort bags for patients

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After witnessing her grandfather's battle with pancreatic cancer, a compassionate 10-year-old girl is devoting her time to creating "chemo comfort packages" for hospital patients.

Fox News Digital quotes Sophie Enderton as saying that she decided to help cancer patients after her grandfather, Terry, explained what chemotherapy is and why it can be so difficult for people.

Since Terry was diagnosed in October 2021, Sophie has been making chemo patients' comfort bags for the holidays.

To make the bags more cozy, Sophie enlisted the help of her family to crochet them and then stuffed them with of comforting objects like blankets, little cushions, games, and word searches.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Sophie's mother, Jillian Enderton, said she was "proud" of her daughter's desire to help others. Seeing others in distress motivated her to make a difference and assist them.

Ten comfort packs were given to chemo patients at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, in December by Sophie and her family.

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There is a new objective of sending 20 comfort packs to cancer patients in honor of Terry's birthday, and the Enderton family is presently working on it.

In Jillian's words, "Sophie and her grandpa were incredibly close, and I think this enables her to remain connected to him now that he's passed away."

People in the neighborhood have given money and goods to Sophie's comfort bag initiative; she plans to customize them this time around with notes and other mementos.

According to Jillian, one of the notes was written by a patient, and the other was sent by Roswell Park.

The cancer comfort bag project is essential to Sophie, and she's thinking about a career in non-profit fundraising in the future.

Inspired to act?

DONATE: To learn more and donate to the Roswell Park Cancer Center, be sure to check out their website. 

VOLUNTEER: Roswell is also looking for volunteers. Find out more


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