St. Mary’s Academy students (from left) Megan Virkler, Justin O'Connor, Evan Barker, Emily Giocondo, and Lily Janowski, along with their teacher, Mrs. MaryLou Nicolucci, display paper butterflies the school recently sold to benefit Baby Easton, an infant born Aug. 23 with Epidermoysis Bullosa, a severely painful, incurable and rare genetic skin disease.
Baldwinsville St. Mary's Academy students want a playground.
They have been trying to raise the money needed to get this done. But then Baby Easton was born on born Aug. 23 with Epidermoysis Bullosa, a severely painful, incurable and rare genetic skin disease.
The heart wrenching stories about his condition got to the hearts of the teachers and the students.
They began a Baby Easton campaign for the month of October. Since Baby Easton's skin condition makes his skin as fragile as a butterfly, the students decided to sell paper butterflies for $1 to honor or remember someone important in their lives. All the money they collected would benefit Baby Easton's family.
“This little school in the heart of Baldwinsville raised more than $1,000,” said Renae Henderson, the proud principal at SMA. “No one has mentioned the money needed for the playground – not now. Baby Easton's cause is too important.”