6th graders raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two area sixth graders are giving back to an organization that’s helped a teacher’s son and family.

On Thursday, Lincoln Middle School students Katie Sauer and Tori Winchelt gave Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals a check for more than $600.

The two decided to raise the money for their Gang Resistance Education and Training project.

The organization has also helped teacher Kim Novak’s family, and three-year-old son Tanner who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Some of the way the girls raised money include selling Team Tanner bracelets at garage sales and holding bake sales.

“It’s really a good feeling, because when I was in 4th grade I think Ms. Novak was my teacher and that was the year she had to skip a bunch, because of Tanner,” said Katie Sauer.

“It feels so good. I love knowing that because of this children will have, and even if they are in the hospital they’ll have a better stay there,” said Tori Winchelt.

Katie and Tori said they’re going to continue to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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