Bixby Girls Raise Money For Boy Fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia


Friday, October 8th 2021, 12:33 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy


BIXBY, Oklahoma -

The Bixby community is rallying around a boy named Kaden who is fighting an aggressive form of cancer.

Three little girls just raised hundreds of dollars to do Something Good for Kaden and his family. There is a whole new meaning behind supporting Bixby Softball right now for Kelli Cozort and her family.

"We are all heading there right now to root their sisters on, along with Kami," said Kelli. 

The Bixby Varsity Softball Team is competing at regionals Friday. The coach's daughter is Kami. She also has a little boy named Kaden- who is fighting Leukemia. The bulk of Kaden's family is by his side in Houston as he starts treatments--- so the girls will be in the stands, cheering extra loud today for Kami!

Aubrey, Piper, and Jordan love to make bracelets and decided to make as many as they could and sell them at the last two softball games so they could give the money to Kaden and his family.

"People have been doing other things- selling t-shirts, other bracelets, the GoFund Me has been awesome so this really was just something little that I think has been neat for these girls to be part of," said Kelli. 

As soon as the fundraiser was announced, people from both teams lined up to help.

"I had to fight back some tears. I am super proud," said Keli. 

The girls ended up raising around 800 dollars.

"It makes me feel happy," said 10-year-old Piper. 

"It makes me feel great," said 9-year-old Jordan. 

"It makes me appreciate how people came up like...we had a huge giant line," said 10-year-old Aubrey. 

"To have this idea and to do it all on her own with her friends. It was just really sweet. It was like it was no big deal to her which made it even better, you know?" said Piper's Aunt, Nikole Linville. 

Jordan, Piper, and Aubrey say they learned a lesson they hope other kids take to heart...

"Something so little can help people so much," said Jordan. 

"Little things matter," said Aubrey. 

Click Here for more information on how you can donate to a GoFundMe set up by Kaden's family.