Sydney, a Villa Academy 3rd grader, will be featured in a special program, “Saving Kids with Science” on Komo-4 this Friday night, September 17th.
Sydney was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was about 2 months old as a result of her inability to gain weight due to an obstructed pancreas. Sydney and her family are fighting to keep her healthy as long as possible and are active participants in Cystic Fibrosis events and fundraisers.
Several members of the Villa community have taken up this fight too. Last year, first grade students chose to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the charity for their tooth drive and several of the faculty participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Stair-climb.
The StairClimb is coming up again. Click here to learn more and look for Sydney on T.V. this Friday!
“Saving Kids with Science: Stories from Seattle Children’s Research Institute,” Sept. 17
Friday from 8 to 9 p.m. on KOMO-4 TV
Join KOMO-TV anchor, Molly Chen, on a one-hour journey from the petri dish to the patient as we explore the world of science at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Meet the people behind the lab coats and hear how they are finding new ways to look at and treat diseases, such as cancer and arthritis. Get to know some patients who are benefiting from discoveries made at the institute, and hear how children around the world stand to benefit from others. See how some researchers are using music, humor, and a one-of-a-kind mobile lab to introduce science to young people across the state.