This past holiday season was even more meaningful to a local family whose young daughter is battling brain cancer – thanks to the kindness and caring of some Bingham High School students.
Presley Necaise and Madi Holmquist are both Bingham High students who are part of the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA program. They were in charge of providing a tree for the ‘Festival of Trees.’ Knowing that money raised from the festival benefits Primary Children’s Hospital, they decided to dedicate their tree to a young Utah girl named Billie who found out, while on vacation in California, that she has brain cancer. Billie’s life was turned upside down with the diagnosis but she has been fighting like a warrior to beat the cancer and survive.
The Bingham High students say they were honored to decorate their tree as a tribute to the strong girl Billie is and will continue to be throughout her battle – and to support her on the journey toward beating brain cancer.
The ‘Festival of Trees’ project will now compete in a FCCLA STAR Event competition which recognizes high school students for actively identifying an issue concerning families or communities and advocating for positive change.