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Group fills 'treasure chests' for kids going through cancer treatments

Posted at 5:42 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 07:42:07-05

When Colleen Kisel's son was diagnosed with leukemia nearly 30 years ago, she remembers how nervous he would get before his doctors' appointments.

Realizing there wasn't much for kids to be excited about, she took action and created the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. It's a network of treasure chests scattered across the country where kids and teens going through treatment can get a gift card, a stuffed animal, a coloring book --something to make them smile and forget, even for just a moment, what they're going through.

There are no treasure chests in Arizona yet, but Kisel hopes to start the program here in the near future.

To learn more about the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, head to the group's website.