By Dawn Krebs
FORT PIERCE -- To the children and teachers at Lakewood Park Elementary, she is Janie, a quiet second-grade student.
But seven-year-old Janielle Freeman, is much more than that to the many people in her life. So it was a shock to discover she had recently been diagnosed with cancer.
"She comes into my classroom sometimes," said Mandi Brown, a second-grade teacher at Lakewood Park. "We found out over the Christmas holidays that she was sick when she traveled to Moffitt to have some lymph nodes removed."
Now, she comes to school when she's able, but still trying hard to keep up with all of her classwork.
The teachers at Lakewood Park Elementary have come together to organize a fundraiser to help the Freeman family with the increasing medical expenses.
To help them with medical bills, there will be a Fundraiser for Janielle Freeman from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Indrio Crossings Plaza in Lakewood Park in Fort Pierce.
"We're having pony rides, bunny bingo, face painting and lots of games," Ms. Brown said. "We'll also be selling hot dogs, chips and soda."
The Freeman family will be there as well, including Janie, helping with the event.
Donations are being accepted at the fundraiser, as well as at Lakewood Park Elementary, located on Indrio Road. Please indicate the donation is for Janielle Freeman.
The Fundraiser for Janielle Freeman will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at Indrio Crossings in Lakewood Park in Fort Pierce.