Patient "Learns and Earns" to Raise Funds for CAF

December 15, 2009 – Aaron Cheng, a junior at West High School in Torrance, CA, is using brainpower to raise funds for the fight against thalassemia.


Sixteen-year-old Aaron, who has thalassemia, has “a keen interest in learning” and is currently a member of his school’s Math Club, Science Research Society and Academic Decathlon Team. He will be participating in the national Academic Decathlon, an intense scholastic program that requries enormous amounts of dedication and hard work and which challenges students to push themselves to the limit in order to perform well. And he’s using his participation in the Decathlon to encourage people to donate to the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, using a Firstgiving fundraising page that he has set up for this purpose.

You can access Aaron’s page and make a donation by clicking here.

CAF knows that dealing with the dual challenges of an Academic Decathlon and management of thalassemia is a daunting task. We congratulate Aaron on his dedication to his education and are extremely grateful that he has chosen to use this as a means of raising awareness of thalassemia and funds to continue the fight against it.

Aaron, we know that you will score well on the Decathlon; you’ve already scored the highest possible marks with us!

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