Community comes together for teen fighting cancer


Elkhart, Ind. Friends, family and even complete strangers are rallying around an Elkhart teen who is fighting a tough battle against cancer.

15-year-old Sarah Crane was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in July. She has had multiple surgeries and undergone chemotherapy, but the cancer has not responded to treatment.

Doctors now say it is inoperable and untreatable, but the community has not given up hope. They are selling t-shirts to raise money for Sarah's family and to show Sarah they are still rooting for her.

“I don't know her personally, but I just wanted to give forth to her because I know she's struggling,” says student Dillon Simpson.

“Like a week ago my mom showed me this and we went out and got stickers,” says student Bradley Blackburn. “And I actually stayed up late that night reading about it, about what she had and everything. And then I liked her page on Facebook, just another kid fighting a horrible disease.”

“It's amazing how many people have come together to support her and the whole community and the schools,” says Sarah’s Friend RyLee Anderson.

They have already sold more than two thousand “Sarah Strong” shirts and will be back at it Friday. They will be available during Cleveland Elementary's Fall Festival. Elkhart Memorial students plan to wear them to Friday night's football game.


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