Margaret Stenersen students rally for classmate

School raises more than $2,200 to support family of Greta Loewen.

  • Dec. 31, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Greta Loewen

Students at Margaret Stenersen elementary celebrated Valentine’s Day in a unique way this year: by singing songs from the movie Frozen for their absent schoolmate Greta Loewen, who is receiving treatment for a rare form of bone cancer and whose favourite movie is the Disney hit.

Instead of holding a traditional Valentine’s Day, the school declared Friday ‘“Love Greta Day,” and each class made a special poster for five-year-old Greta.

The students and their parents also organized a coin drive and raised more than $2,200 to support Greta’s family.

Vice-president Erica Hopkins said parents of Stenersen students approached the school with the idea.

“We thought it would be very good … to do a fundraiser that hits really close to home,” Hopkins said.

Both the fundraiser and the event was a success, with students singing the hit “Let it Go” at full volume.

The rousing rendition prompted Hopkins to tell the students: “I know when we send that video to Greta, her heart is going to be filled with so much happiness and love.”

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