HOISINGTON — Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Hunter Donecker, 8, Pawnee Rock, as the first Kans for Kids Ambassador during the organization’s 3rd Annual Radiothon on Friday, March 8. Donecker was diagnosed with a hepatoblastoma on his liver when he was 3-years-old and received assistance from Kans for Kids. He is currently cancer free. He is the son of Jon and Misty Donecker and has a younger brother, Gage, and a younger sister, Temprance.
According to the Kans for Kids Board of Directors, “Hunter has, over the past few years, become more and more interested in the organization and eagerly helps out at events.” When he celebrated his 5-year anniversary of being cancer free with a party, he organized a can drive and collected funds for the organization. He and his family have recently been collecting cans at Beer 30 on North Main in Great Bend where a Kans for Kids trailer has been set for those wishing to donate their cans. With a very compassionate and understanding heart, he has recently been helping a child in Larned who is battling cancer. He hopes to be a pediatric oncologist when he grows up.
“We have been hoping to create a youth board for Kans for Kids and felt this would be a good starting point. We thought it would be fun to name Hunter as our first ambassador as a member of the Kans for Kids family,” said Debbie Reif, director. He hopes to encourage other children to become more involved with the organization. He’s very eager to take on his new role and begin his duties which will include speaking engagements (when he’s not in school), helping out at Kans for Kids events, and promoting Kans for Kids. He is eager to talk to people about his cancer survival and Kans for Kids.
When asked how he felt about his new appointment, Donecker said, “I can’t stop smiling.”