Imagine being unable to walk up or down a flight of stairs, or lacking an appetite to eat any food. Imagine feeling this way as a young child. This was reality for Mabel Sicley-Kubis – a 7-year-old student at Mannsville Manor Elementary School. After many tumultuous months of doctor’s visits and uncertainty, Mabel was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Staring into a scary future, Mabel’s older siblings and a community jumped to action. In this conversation, we present a great example of community philanthropy – how it helped Mabel, educated a community, and inspired others to give.
“We live here, and we should make (it) the best possible place to live for us and everyone else.”
– Cora Sicley
Learning to give at a young age
Mabel’s battle with juvenile arthritis
Stepping up to help Mabel and raise awareness
The future of Mabel’s Mission
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