Preschoolers help their classmate

June 12, 2009 4:31:13 PM PDT
Kids at one Bucks County daycare are on a mission to help one of their classmates.It was all fun and games for a preschool class in Bucks County today.

At the same time, the youngsters are learning a valuable life lesson.

The class is helping to organize a fundraiser for 9-year-old Kyle Gregg.

His father, Newtown Police Officer Brian Gregg was killed during a confrontation at Saint Mary Medical Center four years ago.

Kyle not only lost his father, he was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

"We wanted to do a community service project for him; we wanted to teach them about philanthropy and that you're never too young to help somebody that's less fortunate," Jacqueline Decker of Discovery Day Care said

Discovery Day Care in Morrisville will hold a silent auction on Sunday.

Loads of sports memorabilia have been donated for bidding.

A local fire company also pitched in, with a check for $400.

"Not only does a child lose his father in the line of duty, but then also to have the son come up with this rare illness that is so severe," Larry Newman of the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company said.

The funds will be used to help pay for Kyle's medical bills and, in a joint effort with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, will go to send Kyle to Disney World, his classmate Leo's favorite vacation spot.

"I hope he goes on Goofy's rollercoaster and the chicken coop," Leo Edens said.

The fundraiser takes place at the Discovery Day Care on Sunday between 12 and 4:00 p.m. In addition to donations, they could also use a few volunteers.

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