WESTON, Wis (WSAW) — Saturday while most students were at home, the D.C Everest Junior High Gaming Club hosted a gaming day for a classmate battling cancer.
When eighth grader, Khiana Bradshaw, was diagnosed with cancer, she had to put a lot of extracurricular activities on hold due to her treatment. This included not being able to participate in the Gaming Club as much as she hoped.
“Personally I think it’s beautiful to see a community coming together to help one person like this,” shared Arek Schultz, President of the Gaming Club. “It’s awesome, the number of people we could get here.”
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the school turned their hallways, library and cafeteria into a gaming wonderland for the community. Everything from board games, card games, and video games filled the area for children of all ages to participate. Even Khiana was surprised by the plethora of options she had to choose from with her friends.
“I’ve been watching people play games but I hope to play Magic and Smash Brothers,” Khiana said. “I’m trying to learn how to play other games.”
There were raffles items and food available for purchase as well as a silent auction. All proceeds went to the Bradshaw family to help ease the financial burden of battling cancer.
If you are interested in donating to Khiana and her family, there is a GoFundMe benefit account in their honor: https://www.gofundme.com/KhianaWarrior