Pals collects teddy bears for kids

Maddie Rabb

Imagine waking up from anesthesia in a hospital bed after surgery and finding a fuzzy teddy bear snuggled up next to you.  For Cedar Park’s very own Jasmine Subia, who has bone cancer and has been in and out of the hospital her whole life, finding her bear after surgery was so comforting that she made it her goal to help every child have a teddy right beside them after surgery to let them know someone cared and was thinking about them.
            Each year CPHS Pals takes part in Jasmine’s Bears to help Jasmine Subia reach her goal. Brand new teddy bears, as well as money donations, are accepted up until Dec. 7 then taken to the Dell Children’s Hospital by the Pals, where they will be given to children after their surgeries.

            “Last year was so awesome we delivered two thousand plus bears to the hospital,” senior PAL Chris Garza said.  “It felt great knowing Cedar Park Pals made a difference in these kid’s lives.”

To participate, drop off any brand new bears into a yellow painted Pals donations box or bring money donations to Mrs. Taylor’s room W106 located in the Spanish hallway.