Crater Academy of Health and Public Service seniors create benefit for secretary battling cancer

The benefit auction and dinner will be held on May 18th.

Posted: May 13, 2019 6:59 PM
Updated: May 21, 2019 5:45 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crater Academy of Health and Public Service (CAHPS) secretary Lisa Van Sickle is surrounded by the support of her students. That support has grown since she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in December of 2017.

“It’s pretty devastating your world pretty much stops spinning at that point,” Lisa Van Sickle said.

Lisa was in remission for 10 months before the cancer returned in March. Towards the end of the summer, Lisa will get stem cell treatment at OHSU.

Now, as Lisa prepares for another battle, she knows she isn’t alone.

“I call her 'Momma Lisa' because she’s been there for me since I was in diapers,” says CHAPS senior Devin Spain.

"We created our senior project into something that could benefit her and help her fight, because we all care for her,” said CHAPS Senior Tanner Lee.

That senior project is a benefit dinner and an auction with all the proceeds going towards Lisa’s fight with cancer.

"You can’t deny when you are just blessed with just super good people,” Van Sickle said.

The benefit raised $16,416.17.

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