Wichita eatery selling donuts to help girl with cancer

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A little girl is hoping everyone will embrace the princess in them today.

The east side Hurts Donut is selling special princess donuts to help raise money for Reese Horn. The four-year-old was recently diagnosed with cancer. Hurts Donut is donating 100 percent of the sales from the princess donuts to Reese, as she gets medical treatments.

Hurts Donut owner Trista Patterson said she could think of nothing better than to support the little girl and her family during this difficult time.

The donuts will be sold only today, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the 37th and Woodlawn store in Wichita. The donuts cost $3. Before Tuesday’s benefit, Hurts had collected $400 for the little girl.


Reese is from Douglass, Kan. She is an active child. This year, her family noticed that the little girl had some bumps – lymph nodes – on her neck, said her mom April Horn. She wasn’t sick, but occasionally Reese would bruise a bit easier than she had in the past.

Things changed in September, though, when the bruising became even more apparent. April and her husband, Josh, rushed their daughter to urgent care. She was diagnosed with pre B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia the day before her fourth birthday. She’s considered a high-risk case.


Now, Reese has to get weekly chemotherapy treatments in Wichita. Her family says the treatments will last 10 months, but will continue for a total of two-and-a-half years.

“She is our little hero - she is a fighter and says she will kick this cancers butt and she is going to smoke it,” her family writes on their GoFundMe Fundraiser site. 

The family is trying to reach a $16,000 goal to help pay for Reese’s treatments. You can donate to the GoFundMe campaign here. You can track the latest on Reese's story here.

In one of the family’s latest updates, Josh writes that Reese is getting tougher. She’s starting to be able to return to normal family activities, like play dates with family and going to church.

“I have to say that God is on the move,” Josh writes online. “We know the devil has been on the attack - but our GOD is on the move. He is working miracles in the midst of all of this. We know that every pain that we endure can be used for his glory.“

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