Donations for 6-year-old battling cancer stolen; local group responds

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — A local frozen yogurt shop has provided an outpouring of support to help a 6-year-old fight cancer.

Kenneth Stanley has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. The disease is costing Kenneth’s family a pretty penny. To help pay off some of Kenneth’s family’s mounting medical bills, the Sweet Frog on Laburnum Avenue held a fundraiser.

That same Sweet Frog was robbed last month. Surveillance video shows thieves taking off with the cash from the store, as well as the donations to the Stanley family.

“They need to ask themselves did that money that they took… did it make a difference in their life?” said Jason Manes of Sweet Frog Racing. “I mean because it made a difference in this kid’s life.”

Saturday, one local group stepped up to be sure Kenneth wasn’t without help.

Jason Manes presented the Stanley’s with a $500 check,  to help pay for Kenneth’s chemo treatments.

“This is a great opportunity to go out and help a family that needs it,” Manes said. “And that little boy needs it.”

The Stanley’s said the gift was priceless.

“It was overwhelming just because people want to help,” said Ken Stanley, Kenneth’s Dad. “It’s just good that with the hard stuff, so many more blessings came in as well.”

Organizers tell CBS 6 that they were able to replace the stolen money. Saturday, $3,000 was raised for Kenneth Stanley.

If you would like to donate, you can give to the Kenneth Stanley fundraiser at any Wells Fargo bank.

Henrico Police say they have strong leads in this case and are close to catching the suspects.

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