Many take steps to help Kherington

Many take steps to help Kherington

Beloit Daily News | May 13, 2011 | By Rob Baxter

Morgan Elementary staff and students donned walking shoes and put their best feet forward this week in an effort to help a 20-month-old child who is battling a crippling childhood disease.

Melissa Shippee, a teacher at the school, was overcome with emotion Thursday when friend and fellow educator Sarah LaMaster told Shippee that 81 people had participated in a walk-a-thon at the school a day earlier and nearly $2,400 was raised. More money was still coming in Thursday afternoon.

“It has just been amazing,” said Shippee, whose daughter, Kherington, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Dystrophy. “This and the event (last month) at Atlanta Bread Company and our PTA’s efforts have just been amazing. It has brought everyone together in ways I could not have imagined.”

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