Jessamine Co. students raise money for SRO’s son’s heart transplant
JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky school resource officer’s family needs backup.
Officer Zac Lawson is the SRO for Jessamine County’s Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School. Officer Lawson’s son needs a heart transplant.
Students there heard of the Lawson family’s need for support, and they were able to help out through a community service project.
“You really can’t put a limit on what kids are capable of doing,” said fifth-grade teacher Mackenzie Frankenburger.
A bake sale and other fundraising methods raised $13,000 for the Lawson family.
“I loved the idea that they got to see what one little thing could do,” said fifth-grade teacher Jessica Rogers.
Students, faculty and staff surprised the Lawson family with this gift in an afternoon assembly.
“They put in a lot of hard work and everything, and like I said, I’m at a loss of words,” said Officer Lawson. “I can’t believe it. I’m so happy right now.”
Officer Lawson says the money will help with medical, travel and other expenses.
Their five-year-old son Kash is at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on the heart transplant waiting list. Kash watched the announcement from his hospital room in Cincinnati.
Officer Lawson will use the money for medical and transportation needs.
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