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Girl raises $37,000 to help friend with cancer

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A year ago, Raemy Wensil decided she would make and sell hair bows to help a family friend pay for cancer treatments.  In just a few months, Raemy's "Angel Bows" project raised almost $6,000 dollars to help Joyce Hoyle battle colon cancer.

It's almost a year later, Raemy is still at it.

"It went crazy. We got a lot of orders," Raemy, 11, said.

Nobody, not even Joyce herself expected what would happen during that year.

To date, the project has raised $37,909. But the money, would never mean as much as the sweet little heart that raised it.

"She wants it to continue. She wrote us a letter. That said please don't stop please help other people," said Raemy's mother Merodie about the letter Joyce gave the mother-daughter duo.

That was one of Joyce's final wishes. On April 6th, she lost her battle with cancer.

"When her husband said, I don't even think she saw us but when her husband said, 'Raemy's here' she got this big smile on her face. And I think that smile was just telling us thank you," Merodie said about their last visit with Joyce.

"And we sell t-shirts and we make bigger bows now," Raemy said about the expansion of the Angel Bows project. The money raised continues to help others. "Angel Bows" is now a non-profit dedicated to helping other people pay cancer-related costs.

Raemy has no plans stop raising money. It's a mission with no end in sight. Especially now, with another angel overseeing it.

For more information, click here for the Angel Bows Facebook page.

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