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Forsyth nonprofit seeks Christmas cards for ailing college student
Kre WeHunt - photo by For the FCN

How to help

* What: Bringing Christmas to Kre WeHunt

* Where: Send Christmas cards to 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501 before Monday or drop off at Forsyth County News, 302 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Cumming, also by Monday.

CUMMING — Not everyone in Forsyth County will be spending Christmas opening presents under the tree. One local college student will instead be undergoing chemotherapy in the hospital.

Kre WeHunt, a 20-year-old cosmetology student at Lanier Technical College, was diagnosed Nov. 11 with osteosarcoma, a cancer that starts in the bones.

Since WeHunt and her family will be in the hospital for Christmas, Relay for Life of Forsyth County is asking people to write Christmas cards to her.

Cards should be sent to the nonprofit’s office at 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501 before Monday.

People or groups, especially churches, businesses and schools that compile a bulk amount of cards, can drop them off at the Forsyth County News at 302 Veterans Memorial Blvd, next to the Forsyth County Jail in downtown Cumming, also by Monday.

“She was told it was sciatica, but wanted to run an MRI on her just to be safe,” said a description on a GoFundMe account. “The MRI results came back and showed a mass in her leg, roughly the size of a gumball. The placement of the mass is pushing against the nerves in the back of her leg/tailbone, causing her a lot of pain.”

She continued to get other tests, eventually being diagnosed with cancer.

This will be her second round of at least 12 weeks of chemo, after which she will have surgery to remove the tumor before another 15 to 17 weeks of chemo.

“Kre loves the Lord and is not only beautiful, she is the most beautiful on the inside,” said her mother, Shannen WeHunt, on Relay For Life social media. “And the Lord is going to use her and her testimony to bless and touch others.”