FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – A sno cone stand served up more than summer treats at a Fort Worth neighborhood pool Saturday.
Eight-year-old Rylin Childress raised money to help her friends mom, who has breast cancer.
Nicole Jasien has spent the last six months battling stage four breast cancer – it’s her second bout with the disease.
With three children at home and plenty of medical bills piling up, money is tight for Jasien.
That’s where the Childress family has stepped in to help.
Rylin Childress is a classmate of Nicole’s daughter, Kayden Jasien, at Kay Granger Elementary School in Northwest ISD.
When Rylin received a sno cone maker for Christmas last year, she made Nicole a promise.
“I said, ‘Hi my name is Rylin. I’m doing a sno cone fundraiser to help pay your medical bills,” said Rylin.
Nicole was taken aback by the selfless words.
“I was like, ‘Oh Gosh, she’s the sweetest thing ever!” said Jasien.
But she didn’t know just how serious Rylin was.
In the coming months, the Childress family would gather donations, and rent a bigger sno cone machine. Rylin wrote a letter and took it to local businesses in the North Fort Worth area.
“I hear her at night and she’s praying. Asking God to bring people out to this and to help give money,” said Robin Childress, Rylin’s mother.
On Saturday, Rylin’s Sno Cone Fundraiser for the Jasien family will be held at the Saratoga Pool Parking Lot. 12633 Saratoga Circle, in Keller. The event will run from 12:30 to 2:30 and will feature live music, a raffle and silent auction. She’s already collected several hundred dollars for the Jasiens.
“I can’t believe this one little girl came in and decided she was going to do something for a friend’s family,” said Jasien.
Jasien was moved to tears by Rylin’s heart. What’s more — a few days ago, she received a cancer screening with good results.
“Just because she’s eight years old, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have the ability to change someone’s life. I want my kids to know that, too,” said Jasien.
Although Saturday’s event is now over, anyone who wants to contribute to the fundraising can do so here.
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