French Club sends cards to North Texas boy with cancer


Kelly Honts, Web Editor

The French Club celebrated the holidays today during PIT by throwing a Christmas party. However, this wasn’t your average class party. At the member’s request the French Club spent their time making Christmas cards for 12-year-old Andrew Russell, a north Texas native who is suffering from both spine and brain cancer.

“Andrew’s only wish, even with the Make a Wish Foundation, was to get lots of Christmas Cards, so we decided to all write him one and send them along with gift cards,” club sponsor and French teacher Kelly Simon said.

Today the club made about 20 cards to send to Andrew. They hope to send even more.

“Mrs. Simon found the article about Andrew and sent it to me this morning,” French Club President Katy Holst said. “It was very impromptu, but I was able to bring card stuff and we made them during the party. We’re meeting at La Madeline for another party where we will all bring him gifts that we can mail out on Tuesday.”

Andrew was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2006 and has been battling with it ever since. All Vipers are encouraged to make Andrew a card and are welcome to drop them off in Mrs. Simon’s room any time before Tuesday or can send them to 1117 Dove Trail, Quinlan, TX 75474.

“It gives me goose bumps,” Simon said. “Some of the student’s cards almost made me cry. I am so proud.”