Cascade Christian students raise big funds for 11-year-old boy

Medford, Ore — Students at one local high school go well beyond their goals to raise money for an 11-year-old boy they’ve taken under their wing.

Students at Cascade Christian High School in Medford made it a goal to raise $2,500 for Orick Wagner.

Orick suffers from a number of diseases including pulmonary hypertension.

CCHS students not only reached the goal, but shattered expectations raising more than $16,000 for Orick’s medical expenses.

“He’s a guy who really doesn’t see his own issues, he is really concerned about other people’s well-being above his own so he’s fantastic for high schoolers, because that’s what they need,” said Matt Hamilton, Dean of Students at CCHS.

Orick was picked by Cascade Christian students with help from the Sparrow Clubs of Southern Oregon, a non-profit that helps children with medical needs.

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