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Giving from the Heart

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 28, 2014                                                                        Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204

Giving from the Heart
Vejar Elementary shows support for second grader

WALNUT, CA--Vejar Elementary School is showing how much they care for one of their own.

Second grade student Andrew Osorio has struggled with heart problems his whole life and is in need of a new heart. He has been placed on the national transplant list and his family is anxiously awaiting good news.

The school has watched the eight-year old grow, carry on, and do the things he can do – always with a smile.

Osorio’s 1st and 2nd grade teacher Jamie Highstreet said that he does well despite ongoing health challenges.

“He has a positive attitude, he’s sweet and kind. He’s just an angel.”

During the Give from the Heart fundraiser, parents are collecting donations and selling $1 popsicles after school May 22, 27-29 to help the family with expenses.

“Some of the families have been so generous. They’ll give five dollars and take only one popsicle,” said volunteer Terrie Bin.

If you would like to support this fundraiser, please send checks payable to Vejar Community Club at 20222 E. Vejar Road, Walnut, CA 91789 by June 20.


This week, Vejar Elementary is selling popsicles and collecting donations to support a 2nd grade student who is on the national heart transplant list. Parent volunteers expected to sell about 150 icy treats after school on May 27. 

Vejar Elementary families are supporting a second grade student during the Giving from the Heart fundraiser. Shown: Teacher Jamie Highstreet and third grader Toby Ormiston. 

Ciara Moreno, age 7, helps a fellow student during the Give from the Heart fundraiser at Vejar Elementary School. Shown with Teacher Jamie Highstreet.