Staff photo by Sarah Pastrana
May 16, 2012
Casey Brown was a third grader at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen School when her teacher, Anne Mekalian, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Mekalian had her arms and legs amputated and hopes to have her car retrofitted so she can drive again. Brown started a crowd funding initiative to raise money for Mekalian's car and ongoing treatment through giveforward.com. Here, Brown and Mekalian sit side-by-side at Brown's Cedarcroft home.