Cancer patient creates “warrior boxes” to support others

CLOVIS, Calif. — A 6-year-old in Central California and her family made “warrior boxes” to support children battling cancer — even though she had cancer herself.

“They make people happy,” said Caroline Telesmanic of the boxes. She called just before her last chemotherapy treatment after nine months battling osteosarcoma.

She earned the nickname “Brave Caroline” during her fight.

“I’ve had people reach out who are adults who say they should go for treatment and they don’t want to, but when they look at her, they think okay, I can do this too,” said Shayna Telesmanic, Caroline’s mother.

The Telesmanic family made 100 warrior boxes for One At A Time, a group that sends boxes to children in the hospital. It was important to Caroline that children at Valley Children’s Hospital receive boxes in the morning when they begin their treatment.

“There’s not much to do when you’re in the hospital,” Shayna said. “Just getting little things that will brighten your day helps so much.”

The Telesmanic family plans to bring more boxes to the hospital when they return for Caroline’s quarterly checkups.

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