Clintonville High School students Jenny Mueller, Tyler Nuthals, and Ty Plumb found a unique way to complete an assignment while making the Christmas season brighter for cancer patients at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
The students were assigned a project in their Health Occupation Class. Heather Long, the Health Occupations teacher, assigned the students to help boost a cause of their choice. Mueller, Nuthals and Plumb decided they wanted to do what they could to help cancer patients.
The students arranged to have a “Teddy Bear Toss” on Friday, Dec. 10, during the girl’s basketball game against Freedom. Fans tossed teddy bears onto the court, and the students collected them to use as gifts for the cancer patients at St. Vincent Hospital. The project was a success. There were more than 80 teddy bears collected, and anyone who brought a new teddy bear for the cause was given free admission to the basketball game.
Mueller, Nuthals and Plumb then went to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, where every time someone gets checked into the hospital, they receive a brand new teddy bear placed in their room. The cancer patients get teddy bears in order to help them stay positive through their battle with cancer, providing them just a little something to boost their spirits if family and friends can’t be there.