Kid to Know helps others fight cancer

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TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. (WCIA) — This Kid to Know brings excitement, support and love to those battling cancer.

You could call Elizabeth Weidner a little dynamo. She’s 13, Junior Miss of Effingham County and a cheerleader at Teutopolis Junior High School.

She was also diagnosed with cancer last year, but you can’t keep a good person down. Weidner has made it her mission to help other kids with cancer. She calls it “It’s the Small Things.”

She’s collected toys, crafts, books and other supports to donate to students at her school and to patients at the children’s hospital in St. Louis. She’s quite the inspiration for anyone fighting cancer, no matter the age.

Weidner is also getting ready to run a 5-K and wants to be the next Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen.


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