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All Saints Students Giving Back In Honor Of 7-Year-Old

By Kimberly Foley. CREATED Jan 30, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 30, 2014
Omaha, NE - Students at All Saints Catholic School are giving back to Children's Hospital after their classmate spent so much time there before she passed away.
 
"It has brought Matilda back into our every day conversation," said Madilynn Kettle, a fifth grade teacher. "The kids are talking about her more. The kids are remembering her more."
 
In Sept., Matilda, 7, passed away after losing her battle with brain cancer.
 
She was in the third grade at All Saints.
 
In her final weeks, Matilda spent a lot of time at Children's Hospital. When she died, the school decided to give back to those who helped Matilda and her family along the way.
 
"I thought it would be nice," said Mary Lett, who came up with the project. "The parents would sit and read by her bedside, but it would be nice to have some kids so they didn't feel so alone."
 
Kids in grades four through eight recorded their voices as they read their favorite books.
 
"It felt exciting because they're doing it all for me, my family and my sister," said Rachel, Matilda's 10-year-old sister.
 
The tracks were put on CDs that will be shared. The hope is that it will bring comfort to those kids who need it the most.
 
"They don't feel like they're apart from everybody," said Lett. "It gives them a close feeling of being a kid."
 
The CDs will be donated to Children's Hospital.