Aryana Taylor (right), a student in Melissa Mizell’s kindergarten class at Kentucky Trail Elementary School in Belton, has leukemia. Recently, two staff members from Children’s Mercy Hospital visited the class to discuss the Monkey in the Chair, a program to help everyone cope when Aryana has to be out of school. The stuffed monkey will sit in Aryana’s chair when she is away. Her classmates can write notes or draw pictures to be delivered to Aryana in the monkey’s backpack. The class also is observing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Pictured with Aryana are Nancy Terwilliger and Sara Donnelly of Children’s Mercy.<252><252><252>
Aryana Taylor (right), a student in Melissa Mizell’s kindergarten class at Kentucky Trail Elementary School in Belton, has leukemia. Recently, two staff members from Children’s Mercy Hospital visited the class to discuss the Monkey in the Chair, a program to help everyone cope when Aryana has to be out of school. The stuffed monkey will sit in Aryana’s chair when she is away. Her classmates can write notes or draw pictures to be delivered to Aryana in the monkey’s backpack. The class also is observing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Pictured with Aryana are Nancy Terwilliger and Sara Donnelly of Children’s Mercy.<252><252><252> Submitted photo
Aryana Taylor (right), a student in Melissa Mizell’s kindergarten class at Kentucky Trail Elementary School in Belton, has leukemia. Recently, two staff members from Children’s Mercy Hospital visited the class to discuss the Monkey in the Chair, a program to help everyone cope when Aryana has to be out of school. The stuffed monkey will sit in Aryana’s chair when she is away. Her classmates can write notes or draw pictures to be delivered to Aryana in the monkey’s backpack. The class also is observing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Pictured with Aryana are Nancy Terwilliger and Sara Donnelly of Children’s Mercy.<252><252><252> Submitted photo

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