Walker third-graders distribute donation boxes to help leukemia patient


Katie Mitchell, 2 — pictured with her parents, Jamie and Stephen Mitchell, and older brother Ryan — was diagnosed Dec. 3 with leukemia.

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Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Jennifer Constantine's third-graders at Walker Elementary School are "adopting" Katie Mitchell, a Crestview 2-year-old diagnosed with leukemia.

An account in Katie's name recently was established at Okaloosa Teachers Federal Credit Union. Constantine's students are working to ensure North Okaloosa residents have additional locations to visit and donate toward the toddler's multiple weekly treatments.

"Mrs. Constantine’s class has made donation boxes to leave at area businesses such as Kelly’s Automotive, Stephanie’s House of Styles and White Sands Tanning, all here in Crestview," Walker health technician Jennifer Johnson said.

Katie, the daughter of Jamie and Stephen Mitchell, has an older brother, Ryan, an Antioch Elementary School student. Doctors diagnosed the leukemia Dec. 3 and the toddler is receiving treatment in Pensacola.

Supporters can follow her progress on her "Katie vs. Cancer" Facebook page.

In the meantime, the family appreciates those who have helped Katie during a challenging Christmas season, Johnson said.


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