Bishop Kearney Girls ‘Go Gold’ For Alumna’s Baby

Courtesy of Bishop Kearney Girls High School
(L-R) Students Samantha Rubino, Annaliese Tucci, Johanna Sullivan, Amanda Potter, and Carrie Guan. (Courtesy of Bishop Kearney Girls High School)

The Bishop Kearney High School community held a fundraiser and tied gold bows on the fence surrounding the school on September 22 in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The event was sponsored by the student council in honor of Sally Kabel, daughter of Kearney alumna Nicole DeSantis Kabel and her husband Matt.

In 2013, when Sally was 8 months old, she was diagnosed with infant leukemia (ALL) and mixed lineage leukemia (MML), a rare form of cancer. Sally’s parents set up a website and Facebook page to share her story, to update friends and family about her condition, and to raise awareness for childhood cancer.

After two years of intense treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering, little Sally is in remission but faces years of careful monitoring.

Photo courtesy of Sweet Sally Sunshine/Facebook
Photo courtesy of Sweet Sally Sunshine/Facebook

Bishop Kearney’s senior year president Annaliese Tucci and Johanna Sullivan, student council vice president, were instrumental in presenting the event to the student body.

“Annaliese and I became aware of the serious effects of this disease by following Sally’s Facebook page and wanted to do something to help,” said Johanna. “We are very happy with the positive response we received from our classmates.”


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