Make your home page

Shelbyville school officials camping out to raise money for cancer-stricken student

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Shelbyville Middle School administrators are camping out on a bus Thursday to raise money for a student diagnosed with cancer.

Kiara Lee, eighth grader, was diagnosed with leukemia six weeks ago after experiencing severe leg pain.

She will be undergoing chemotherapy for the next two and a half years.

The administrators agreed to sit in the bus for one hour for every $100 raised. When they started at 8 a.m. Tuesday, they had received $2,400, so they plan on staying on the bus until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

However, if they can raise $1,000 by the end of the school day, at 3:30 p.m., they will stay on the bus until noon Wednesday. Donations can be dropped off at the Shelbyville Middle School.

“It’s amazing. Didn’t think, you know, we would be in this situation, and for them to do everything that they’re doing is, it’s heartwarming. It’s, words can’t express the gratitude,” said Kiara’s mom, Sarah Collier.

The bus will be parked outside the Shelbyville Middle School for the majority of the time, but they will be stationed on the circle in Shelbyville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Walmart in Shelbyville from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To help Kiara and her family, click here.

T-shirts are also being sold to raise money at Shelbyville Middle School. You can place an order by calling 317-392-2551.