Optimist Club Assists Local Child and Family

This year’s proceeds of the $1,081 from the Optimist Club’s annual “Kisses for Cancer” or Childhood Cancer Campaign was presented to Skylar Brielle Howell and her family at the Optimist Club’s meeting on June 17th.

Skylar has bilateral retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer that affects both of her eyes. The money will be used by the family to help with the travel expenses associated with Skylar’s treatments at Duke Hospital.

Pictured from left to right are Raymond Clark, President of the Optimist Club of Goldsboro, Skylar’s father Jeremy, Skylar, her mother Amber, and her sisters Kyleigh and Alyssa.

Skylar’s grandparents are Gary and Louwanna Pender, who are members of the Optimist Club of Goldsboro.

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