Desy Sung had a story to tell and her words brought her physical education teacher to tears and also moved others. Sung, a third grader at Rogers Elementary School, wrote a fairy tale about a princess named Rosseta who needed heart surgery. The princess received the surgery, got better and participated in the Jump Rope for Heart to help others by raising money for the American Heart Association.
“She has a good heart and she’s very creative in her writing,” said Donna Appel, her physical education teacher at Rogers.
When the 8-year-old wrote the story, the school was in the middle of raising $1,161 for the American Heart Association as part of the Jump Rope for Heart.
“It’s important,” Sung said of the fundraising effort.
Sung said she received a lot of recognition from the school staff for her story.
“My parents were proud of me too,” Sung said.
The letter also went statewide as it was sent along by a representative of the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate as part of a statewide wrap up on the 2015 Jump Rope for Heart.