Kennedy High School steps up to help 5-year-old in cancer fight

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DENVER — The entire John F. Kennedy High School community got involved in a very special effort to help the family of a 5-year-old Highlands Ranch girl defray some of their costs they are racking up, in her fight against cancer.

Raven Coggin ‘s mom has Haven Belle in her day care center. She learned about the Stage 4 cancer the little girl has about eight months ago. Raven has grown to know Haven Belle over the last year and wanted to do something to help.

“I wanted to shave my head on October 21st, which is National Shave a Head Day, but when we learned about their need, I decided to get the clippers a few weeks early,” said Raven Coggin.

Teachers and students decided to help Raven and Wednesday about a half dozen decided to shear their locks.

Drama teacher Tim Boyle has his own 16-month-old and said for him, “It was a no-brainer for me, I knew I just had to help out.”

He challenged his classes to give two bucks each, which generated about $300. In return, he said he would cut his hair… and he did.

In front of a packed hallway, Raven and others stepped up for Haven to raise money. Some went class to class, others just let the clippers do the talking.

At the end of the day, about $1,000 was raised by the students at JFK. And if you would like to donate to Haven Belle log onto  www.caringbridge.com.