Keep Kids Connected, a Katy non-profit organization that gives computers to kids with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, gave away its 300th computer on Sept. 11, 2012 to 6-year-old Nicholas Hernandez of Katy. Nicholas is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital in Houston. He received the computer from Caitlyn Mortus, a junior at Seven Lakes High School, who is herself a cancer survivor. She started the organization after she was declared cancer-free in August 2010. She had the desire to help kids who were still in the hospital battling a serious illness.
For more information on Keep Kids Connected, including participating in their upcoming Superhero 5K/1 Mile Family Walk on Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. at the Villagio Town Center, visit www.keepkidsconnected.org or the Keep Kids Connected or Superhero5K Facebook pages.