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Colton’s Army gives thanks to Mill Creek Elementary students, staff and community.

Lisa Foslien's fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary recently coordinated a garage and bake sale to raise over $2,500 for Colton's Army, a volunteer group dedicated to help in Colton Matter's battle with cancer.
Colton Matter is battling a high-risk form of leukemia. Photo credit: The Matter Family.

Lisa Foslien's fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary recently coordinated a garage and bake sale to raise over $2,500 for Colton's Army, a volunteer group dedicated to help in Colton Matter's battle with cancer.

Colton's Army is a community of more than a thousand people (and growing every day) in support of a local hero, Colton Matter. Colton was diagnosed with a form of high-risk leukemia on his third day of fourth–grade and has since battled this same cancer three times over the past four years.

Colton's Mom, Suzy Matter, said, “I knew during those first few days at Seattle Children's Hospital that my family and son, Colton, were going to need encouragement, prayers and miracles to get through the tough days ahead. When I thought of what we needed most, it was prayer warriors–that’s when Colton's Army was born.”

I guess you could say that since then it has become a necessity in Colton's battle,” said Matter.

Parent Wendy Russell and Lisa Foslien’s fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary School wanted to help too, so they coordinated and hosted a garage and bake sale to benefit Colton's Army. They raised just over $2,500 and also sold over 25 Colton's Army t-shirts to promote his cause!

Colton's Army says a huge 'thank you’ to the families, students and staff of Mill Creek Elementary and the community for their generosity and kindness towards our family and Colton's journey,” says Matter.

As Cedar Wood Elementary Principal Dr. David Jones puts it, "When you think about what an army isit's a whole lot of people working together for the same cause."

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