Local school teachers raising funds for 4-year-old battling stage IV cancer
SALISBURY, Md. – School officials at Beaver Run Elementary are stepping up to help a special student battling stage four liver cancer.
Junior Rodriguez, who 4-years-old, was almost completely cancer free. But he found out the cancer had returned to his lungs back in February, forcing him to go back to Children’s National in Washington, D.C. for more chemo.
To help with the financial burden, teachers at Beaver Run are now working together to put on a benefit dinner to support Junior and his family. On May 16th and 19th, officials will be holding the two events at the Market Street Inn, who will then donate 50% of the proceeds made. Teachers tell us there’s nothing they wouldn’t do, to make sure their students are taken care of.
“In schools they say it takes a village to raise a child and this is just one of those opportunities where we can show the family and show the community that we do, do good things in the schools and we are here for the children and they’re very important to all of us,” says Danielle Oleszczuk, a kindergarten teacher.
The first event will take place on Thursday May 16th from 4 to 9 p.m. which is actually Junior’s birthday, and on Sunday, May 19th from 3 to 8 p.m.