10-year-old girl makes chemo support bags for Roswell patients in honor of grandpa

"Sophie saw what grandpa had been going through with his cancer diagnosis and treatment and wanted to help others going through the same thing."

Ten-year-old Sophie Enderton of Newfane was the apple of her grandpa Terry’s eye.

“Sophie is the youngest grandchild on my husband’s side of the family and the only girl. She has been Grandpa’s girl since she was born,” said Jillian Enderton, Sophie’s mom.

During the pandemic Sophie’s grandpa would bring her to and from school.

“Her favorite was on nice days when he would pick her up in the red Corvette convertible,” said Enderton.

So when Sophie learned her grandpa was battling cancer, she was beyond heartbroken. To heal her sadness she wanted to find a way to help, so Sophie began making chemo support bags for patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

“Sophie saw what Grandpa (Terry) had been going through with his cancer diagnosis and treatment and wanted to help others going through the same thing,” said Enderton.

The kits included a blanket, pillow, a word search book, snacks, Chapstick, lotion, playing cards mints, a mug, tea bags, and a box of Cup-A-Soup.

Sadly Sophie’s grandpa lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Dec. 15.  Sophie says she wants to make donating the chemo support bags an annual tradition to keep his memory alive. Her great grandma is already busy crocheting more blankets for the bags.  

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