Relaying For Others’ Lives

The students of Kent continue to inspire me and others.  Fresh off her fundraising drive for the BC SPCA, in which they raised money and collected food and towels for animals, grade 6 Kent student Jordan has decided to participate in the Relay for Life in Coquitlam tomorrow. I spoke to Jordan today:

Jordan: another inspiring Kent student working for a cause.

Jordan: another inspiring Kent student working for a cause.

“I have heard about far too many people struggling with cancer and there needs to be a cure very soon. I have decided to try to raise $500 and participate in the Relay For Life with a group of my friends.  Also, my friend and I are going to shave our heads and donate the hair to be made in to a wig so people can feel better about themselves while going through harsh treatments.”

Wow. I did not have the courage to shave my head until I was 26 years old.  Although I did go through a stint of mullets and hockey hair, generally there was very little to shave.  I cannot imagine being a girl in grade 6 (just going off to the high school – students move to high school in grade 7 in our town) and having the courage to shave my head.  Jordan has created her own fundraiser at the school and she is halfway to her goal.  She needs your help by donating to The Canadian Cancer Society on her team page.

If you ever want to be inspired by seeing people think of others, look no further than your community elementary school.  We are so proud of all our students at Kent School.  Good luck this weekend, Jordan.  We are moved by you and all that you do for others.

HopeTo donate to Jordan’s cause, please click here.

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Chris Wejr

Proud father of twin girls and a son. Currently working as the Principal of Shortreed Elementary School (K-5) in Aldergove, BC, Canada. Passionate about instruction, strengths-based education and leadership, reconciliation, assessment, and human motivation.


  1. Congratulations Jordan. I am so proud of you. You are a very special young lady. You always put others first. Always Believe. Good luck and have fun.

    GO Jordan GO!!!!

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