Boardman School community raises money to support Sophomore with bone cancer
Students at Boardman High School are coming together to let a fellow student know, 'No Spartan Fights Alone!'
In August, BHS Sophomore Alex Perry was diagnosed with bone cancer for the second time. His initial diagnosis happened two years ago, while Alex was in eighth grade. The Stage 3 Osteosarcoma caused Alex to lose his leg and have to relearn to walk. He was in remission until this past summer.
Now, Alex is giving it all he's got. But, not without the support of his classmates.
Leaders from the BHS National Honors Society, Student Government, and Emerging Leaders made t-shirts with a Lego Spartan, as a tribute to Alex's love for Legos. Together the groups sold over 600 shirts, raising thousands for the Perry family. On Wednesday, students wore the shirts to remind Alex that his Spartan community has his back.
Community members also have the chance to support Alex and his family in their fight, by dining at Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday, November 16th. The new 480 Boardman-Canfield Road location will donate 10% of the day's proceeds to the Perry family. For your purchase to count, you must use the Chick-Fil-A app. Purchases can be dine-in, dive-thru, or delivery.
Staff members at Stadium Drive Elementary are also doing what they can to help, by launching an online basket raffle. The raffle runs through December 10th. You can take a look at the baskets by clicking here.