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Mokena Fire Protection District fireman Todd Newton shows Cooper Hillebrand how to control the firehose safely during Stock the Pantry, an event designed to celebrate Michael Weeks’ completion of treatment for leukemia and to raise funds and toy donations for Advocate Children’s Hospital. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media
Michael Weeks, who survived leukemia after treatment at Advocate Children’s Hospital, hits the bull’s-eye and dunks his friend Annmarie Kerins during the Stock the Pantry charity event and block party Saturday, July 8.
Nikki McDermott picks out what to spend her tickets on during the raffle. The proceeds went to purchasing toys to be donated to Advocate Children’s Hospital.
Children enjoy their time exploring trucks during the block party in Mokena.
Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter
4:53 pm CDT July 12, 2017
At just 5 years old, Michael Weeks was diagnosed with leukemia. A difficult time for both him and his family, Michael spent three years receiving often-painful treatments at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.