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By EMILY LOOSE
For the Herald 

Easter for Eli Sends Over 5k Baskets to Hospitals Across the Nation for 9th Year

 

April 27, 2023

Easter for Eli is an organization started by Martin Garrett of Roaring Spring in honor of his son Eli who died of cancer in 2009. With the help of the community, they make and deliver Easter baskets to various children's hospitals in 11 states. This year, some of the 5,200 were taken to Buffalo, NY. Pictured are a few of the ones that were delivered to Oshei Children's Hospital.

A father continues to honor his son's legacy by spreading Easter cheer to children with cancer across the country.

Easter for Eli was founded as a way to boost morale for children that were suffering from cancer in the name of Eli Garrett, a boy from Roaring Spring who battled cancer for two years before passing away in May of 2009.

This year was the organization's 9th non-consecutive year. They asked Spring Cove residents to make baskets and drop them off at a variety of centers across the area. In total, they were able to collect 5,200 baskets and send them to 11 states, spanning 37 hos...



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