Received a lovely note from Vejar Elementary in Walnut:
Thanks again for supporting us with our Have a Heart campaign for Andrew Osorio.
Andrew is currently in ICU at Children’s hospital. He has been moved to the top of the transplant list. Our prayers are with him. Mom reports that he really wants to get out of the hospital because he says, “it’s time to go to school.”
On Sept. 17 at 7 pm I am making a presentation to the board highlighting a star student from Vejar and community members who have made specific contributions to Vejar.
I am going to honor Andrew as our star student for his bravery, his hard work, and his positive attitude that exemplify not just the Vejar Values, but a strong human spirit.
Additionally, I would like to honor you and Kelli Gile as Vejar’s community helpers. You both went out of your way to publicize our fundraiser to help Andrew’s family.
You spoke with him and the family with a kindness and empathy that helped all feel at ease. As a result of the hard work of Andrew’s teacher and your publicity, we were able to give the family almost $3000 from the Vejar Community to help with their expenses related to his health.
I hope that you will join us at the board presentation on Sept. 17 at 7 pm at the WVUSD district board room.
Jen De Anda