Xenia students deliver Baskets for Battle to cancer patients

Baskets of Battle was started by a former Xenia High School student fighting cancer. CONTRIBUTED

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Baskets of Battle was started by a former Xenia High School student fighting cancer. CONTRIBUTED

XENIA – Xenia High School students this month delivered 307 Baskets for Battle bags to to five area hospitals: Dayton Children’s Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital South, Soin Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The Baskets for Battle started five years ago, initiated by then Xenia High School senior Rebekah Jones, who was on Student Council Executive Board and was undergoing cancer treatments.

Jones had the goal of developing a project that would encourage other cancer patients in the Miami Valley as they dealt with the difficulties of treatment during the holiday season.

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On Dec. 16 this year, the Student Council Executive Board delivered the baskets to the hospitals, and they were able to meet and talk with many of the patients in the hospitals. CASEY LAUGHTER

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