A Gift of Love

By Emma Berkel

   Meagan McDonald, a Leander High School senior and captain of the Cheer Team, has been battling thyroid cancer over the past few months. Fortunately, after having undergone surgery in Houston, her prognosis is good. However, the expenses that come with both the medical treatment and the travel required to receive it remain a strain on the McDonald family.

   For that reason, the Blue Belles dance team are holding a dance clinic this Saturday, Feb. 13th, for students from Pre-K through High School, one that will donate absolutely all of its proceeds to support the McDonalds during this time of crisis.

   The “Gift of Love” clinic will be held at the Leander High School Dance Studio, and lasts from 9 am to 2 pm. At 1 pm, family and friends of the participants are welcome to attend the ending performances in the competition gym.

   The cost for the clinic’s preregistration is $30 and covers a photo, T-shirt, CD, certificate, and lunch. The preregistration form can be found at www.bluebelles.org where it should be printed, filled out, and mailed in. Though, it is also possible to register at the door for $35.

   Meagan McDonald has been sharing her smile and spirit with LHS for four wonderful years, and many have risen up to do their part to help her make it through. To the end of last month, the Blue Belles posted by the Commons a heartening pink banner which proclaims, “We Love You, Meagan” and with this week’s clinic they’re out to prove it.