When Hope Cupit’s daughter, Bendera, had her 13th birthday, she had something in mind other than presents.
The Forest teen turned her birthday party into a fundraising event for a little girl named Hannah Johnson. Johnson, a student at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, is fighting leukemia. The type of leukemia she has responds well to treatment, but it’s expensive. Her family has insurance, but their out-of-pocket expenses are cheap.