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Original Kans kid gets scholarship

Sarah (Reif) Bricker, left, and Shane Reif, right, co-founders of Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, presented Katie Schwartz, center, with a $1,000 Becky Nicholson Scholarship on May 26 in Omaha, Neb.

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Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer came full circle last month when Katie Schwartz, Omaha, Neb., graduated from Millard South High School. Katie was diagnosed with an undifferentiated sarcoma the size of a small volleyball when she was 9 months old on Sept. 14, 1994. Her two cousins, Sarah, 11, and Shane Reif, 8, Hoisington, began recycling aluminum cans to help with Katie’s medical expenses.
They called their project Kans for Katie; a year later the project grew to become Kans for Kara (Littrell) when another child was diagnosed with cancer.
From those humble beginnings the Kans for Kids Fighting ...


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