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Cheney Girl Scouts work hits close to home


Last updated 5/17/2018 at 8:36am

Photos by John McCallum Cheney Girl Scout Troop 5110 members (left to right) Lydia Swenson, Ella Mizzoni, Chloe Kelton, Daylynn Newbill and Alexsandra Swenson have a personal connection to their bronze award project to get people to donate blood. One of their member's mother underwent 10 transfusions in about three months time.

The five girls of Cheney Girl Scouts Troop 5110 want to earn the highest honor possible in Scouting - a bronze award.

To do that, they must finish a project that impacts their community, and the one they picked impacts about as close to home as you can get - urging people to become blood donors.

The girls, Chloe Kelton, Ella Mizzoni, Daylynn Newbill and Alexsandra and Lydia Swenson, witnessed the urgent need for blood first-hand through Newbill's mom, Theresa Fochtman. Fochtman developed problems with her colon and small intestine last year, undergoing a number of colorectal surgeries inclu...

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