French Club makes cards for a terminally ill cancer patient

Cara Giles

As senior Raluca Laza sprinkles glitter on to the blank sheet up paper she smiles.  She pulls up the finished product to reveal a Christmas card. Every year the French club creates holiday cards for a certain person or people of the community. Last year French club chose to give cards to the elderly living at an assisted living center.

“It’s an act of goodwill,” French teacher Madame Elizabeth Arcangeli said. “Especially, now at the holidays to remember those with needs.”

This year French club is creating cards for a 13-year-old boy named Benjamin who has a terminal form of cancer. The whole school has been asked to make cards for him by the Oakland Oncology office.

“We wanted to make this a special Christmas for Ben,” French National Honor Society President Raluca Laza said. “Cards can actually make a huge difference in someones day.”

The French Club has made around 50 cards for Benjamin.

“We really just want to make it a good holiday for everyone,” French National Honor Society Raluca Laza said. “Everyone deserves to have a great holiday.”